From Volcano House to Holei Sea Arch, Chain of Craters Road will take you through some impressively desolate land. You will descend over 4,000 feet at the Kilauea Caldera down to the Pacific Ocean, a 20-mile drive.Continue reading Chain of Craters Road
Well, we have been home from Hawaii for a week now. The snow is gone, the weather forecast calls for warmer days, and there is life in the garden.
June, Liddy and Dave made the extremely hard decision (not) to take an extended holiday and enjoy the Aloha hospitality of Hawaii. If we are supposed to limit our travel around the Northwest, then, we thought; why not escape it altogether. We can fly to paradise. Stay in a condo. Enjoy the tropical waters and rainforests. Dine in open air restaurants. Or we could continue to mope about our house waiting for spring.
No brainer I’d say. Read on for a recap and enjoy the photo gallery at the end of this post.Continue reading Aloha from The Big Island
Not sure where to put a gallery dedicated to my four-footed friend, so I will put it here.Continue reading The Liddy Gallery
From the Kilauea Overlook in Hawaii Volcanos National Park.
Wait until after the sun has set – say about three and a half hours. The glow from the lava lake 1700 feet below lights up the gasses venting from the volcano.
At this time, the edge of the caldera is considered unstable. Access is restricted. There is no place around the rim where you can safely see the actual lava flowing into the 400 foot deep pool of lava at the bottom.
A couple? I don’t know. Liddy and I were walking along the path in the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. when we happed across these two who were also enjoying the path.
This lovely little bird was strolling along the path in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.
Apparently the species was introduced to Hawaii in 1958 from India.
This red Ohi’a can be found in the Waimea Nature Park. The Park has a collection of these trees in about 8 different variations.
There is a legend of a love story connected to these trees.
I caught this chap chowing down on some of the berries hanging from the surrounding bush. Handsome devil don’t you think.
I have tried on many of my visits to these islands to capture this gorgeous bird. Success was achieved at the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in Kona.
Turns out this bird is not really a Cardinal; it is a Tanager.
Regardless – a very pretty bird.
A little street photography
Kona doesn’t have the dramatic plazas of some other tourist mechas. It does have its sunsets moments, however.