Monday, January 19, 2009

Poi anyone?

This is taro growing in the luscious Hanalei Valley.  If you pound the leaves you get the Hawaiian mainstay poi which looks like purple paste and is not so tasty.  If you attend a luau you'll get a chance to sample it and form your own opinion.  In this valley you will find the Okolehao Trail which provides grand views of the Hanalei Coast.  If you are coming from Princeville, stay on the road to Haena and when you cross the first bridge don't turn right to Hanalei, but take the road that goes straight into the fields.  You will come to a parking lot and signed footbridge that leads up the mountain.  Directions on page 40 of the Kauai Trailblazer guide.