Paddling beside the 17-mile stretch of moss-smothered spine walls, shadowy canyons, and nearly illusory beaches on Kauai's north shore, you almost expect Al Gore to materialize on a cliff face, laser pointer waving, to remind you that this is why we must save our planet. Instead you get feral goats navigating razor-thin toeholds, sea turtles the size of Hummer tires surfacing in sapphire waters, and eight hours (or eight days) along some of the earth's most inspiring coastline.
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