Over the Christmas period of 2012/2013 I spent a few weeks on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and it’s geology and landforms reflect the time it has been exposed to the erosive forces of nature. Steep spines and gullied mountain ridges, gigantic and lush vegetation and beautiful waves. One really cool unexpected thing happened in an equipment accident that I continue to use as a tool ever since. Here is a snapshot of my visit.