I’m going to share some photos over the week from my recent trip to Kauai. You can consider them personal work, photojournalism, vacation snaps or whatever… The images are off the cuff of scenes that caught my eye with no intent towards a commercial outlet. This first series is from a sunset dinner cruise aboard a catamaran from Port Allen to the Na Pali Coast. Unfortunately we caught the first winter storm of the season with 8-14 foot swells. More than a third of the passengers got seasick and only five ate dinner. I’ll admit to having to work hard and be mentally tough to hold it down, but I snuck through without incident. Above, the mountains of the Na Pali Coast soar to nearly 4,200 feet in elevation from sea level.

A former sugar cane plantation on the island of Kauai as viewed from the water enroute to the Na Pali Coast.

A pod of spinner dolphins at play with wake from the catamaran.

A beach on the Na Pali Coast that has been used as a location for numerous Hollywood films including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Heading home my trooper of a wife enjoys fresh air and ocean spray on the fore deck of the catamaran during the trip back to port.

Sunset over Ni’iahu, a privately owned island in Hawaii. Stay tuned for more photos from Kauai…