Sulfur vents at Hawaii Volcanos National Park
How do plants grow in a lava field?
The sea arch below the park
Roads here are more temporary than most
As are signs
My favorite type of lava formation
Our greeter at the bird sanctuary
Kilauea Iki crater
Walking in the rain forest
At a lava tube entrance
Either black sand or coffee grounds...
We're a happy group at the bakery
Big waves at South Point
Flying a kite - lots of wind!
Green Sand Beach
Well, greener than any other sand we've seen before, in any case
Mom and I took a bird watching tour and saw some i'iwi's and other amazing birds
I had an easier time taking photos of bird watchers instead of the birds themselves!
A royal heiau in Kona
Makalawena Beach - worth the hike!
It's a honu world
Ancient totems at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park
Rare Hawaiian simian
How did this get here?
Finally, a glimpse of the Hawaiian nene geese! We searched all over the island and finally found them on a green at the Big Island Country Club
Above Waipi'o Valley
We went on an adventure hike into this valley
It was difficult to get a good shot of these really-high walls
But it was easy to take a bath
Waipi'o Valley from the other side
Akaka Falls north of Hilo
Three weeks together and we're still on good terms - a successful trip!
Thank you to Carmen and her family for their Big Island Hospitality!