The Keyhole

The Keyhole

Yesterday we took a Holo Holo Cruise that first took us past the island of Ni’ihau and then anchored for snorkeling off Lehua, a small, crescent shaped island. This 284-acre tuff cone with an elevation of 704 feet is part of the remains of the extinct Ni’ihau volcano. One of our passengers launched a drone which probably captured some interesting views. As we sailed around the island we observed the “keyhole,” an unusual geological formation. The far side of the island also has a huge crater, and rough water. We then made our way to the Nāpali Coast. The catamaran allowed us to get close to the sea caves, waterfalls, and beaches along the 16 miles of Kaua’i’s northwest coastline with its shear cliffs rising 4,000 feet. On our return trip to Port Allen we encountered a school of Pacific spinner dolphins. The high speed, bumpy ride took its toll on me, but the opportunity to snorkel off Lehua and the close contact with the Nāpali Coast made the trip worthwhile.

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