Today we woke up to the beautiful island of Kauai, the greenest and wettest of the Hawaiian islands. Part of Kauai is actually the wettest place in the world (receiving over 460 inches a year of rain) but it really is a paradise island. We went off for another shore excursion and today it was Zip and Splash. Our guides Aaron and Trevor were great fun and liked to wind us up. The bus ride to the top of the forest was really bumpy, we were sliding around all over the place but we were in the middle of grass fields so were safe. They showed us the sights and even showed us where some of Jurassic Park was filmed!
When we got to the top we did a small zip line to break us in gently, it was over a beautiful waterfall and was really fun. We then moved up to a 250 metres long wire over the top of the forest a long way up, again it was really fun and Trevor caught us at the bottom on a slanted landing platform. The final wire was much longer and higher, by far the scariest but a great thrill, me and Paul both went upside down at one point!
When we finished the treetop zip lining, Aaron and Trevor took us down to a collapsed lava tube that has formed into an enclosed pool about 10 metres wide and 6 metres deep. Someone has built a huge wooden platform at the side of it with a diving platform and a lower platform with a zip line. So we all got into our swimwear and jumped in! It was freezing but it was such amazing scenery we just had to! We did a few zip lines into the water and Trevor and Aaron showed off their flipping skills. This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip so far 🙂