Author Archives: Lauren Lee

Na Pali Awaawa

Kauai is known for its lush valleys (awaawa) and steep cliffs (pali). Red rock sharply contrasts with the green hillsides, which in turn contrasts with the bright blue ocean and white clouds.

From this point on Na Pali, one often finds oneself sitting above the clouds looking down through a thin corridor rimmed by the valley edges and opening at the ocean below.

From the Photographer:

“This was my most favorite view from the entire island of Kauai. On top of a mountain along the Na Pali Coast line in Kauai. I could have stayed there forever… I have never felt closer to heaven than at that moment. It’s impossible to see where the sky and ocean waters meet. It was a beautiful day that will be forever etched in my memory…”