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S: Hawaii Adventure August 2011

BC: A Havill Travel Publication | TM

FC: Hawaii 2011

1: Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson | and, apparently, Mars. | The view from above... | the Mississippi River, | the geometric midwest, | the Front Range of the Rockies. | the west coast.

2: August 14th | I started my day with a sunrise over Diamond Head. | There is a lovely breeze and flowers everywhere. | I met this lovely monk seal on the beach on my first morning.

3: Waikiki, Honolulu

4: ...sculptures, sculptures everywhere. | oh... and the plumeria | Makua and Kila in Kuhio Beach Park | Shige Yamada's Gift of Water at the entrance to the Honolulu Convention Center | “Ka 'Ikena Ho'oulu a Pauahi,” (the inspired vision of Pauahi) at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

5: was everywhere too! | Ha'i Mo'olelo, or storyteller, standing in front of 2100 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki | Kim Duffett's sculpture of kahiko dancers in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. | Kapi'olani Park - Pinao ... a stainless sculpture of a dragonfly by Paul Saviskas

6: August 15th | Me in front of the Royal Hawaiian -- six-story "Pink Palace of the Pacific" | dragon boats... just like home!

7: My brush with fame, stumbling into a scene for Hawaii 5-0.

8: star fruit as weeds?

9: The Koi fish my hotel lobby pond are entertaining... | I found Nemo! | If you don't recognize the sushi on the right ... don't worry. That would be spam, shrimp tempura, hotdog (I know!), fried chicken, and egg roll all made into sashimi! | Some sushi to complete the fish theme. | and some jellyfish at the aquarium.

10: ‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy. | Indian Banyan Trees

11: Exploring Honolulu

12: August 16th

13: Paradise Cove Dolphin Snorkel Trip

15: first views of Hawaii underwater

16: Turtles ...

17: After we went down to see the coral reef we came up to a big pod of Spinner Dolphins nearby. Several new babies meant that the mamas kept them a ways away. We could see them jumping and zooming pretty close though. We scrambled around while he moved the boat and we dropped back in. We did that a second time and there they were! Still about 15 feet away... But so cool! | ...and fish... | ...and dolphins oh my!!

19: Paradise Cove Luau

20: Arizona Memorial August 17th

21: Pearl Harbor

22: Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

23: Nu'Uanu Pali Lookout | King Kamehameha statue in front of Aliiolani Hale in Honolulu | (it was a little windy!)

24: view across

25: Honolulu from Puu Ualakaa State Park

26: Flat Island | Mokulua Islands | August 18th

27: proof of the birds being sanctuaried

28: I started my first hostel morning eating papaya picked off the tree outside. | August 19th

29: modeling grass hats with Julie from British Columbia | Laniakea Beach

30: Shark's Cove North Shore, Oahu

32: "The Garden Isle"

33: Opaekaa Falls, Kauai

35: Moloa'a Beach

36: Sleeping Giant

38: Ke'e Beach | Kalalau Trail and Ke'e Beach

40: Can you find the other hiker? | looking back down on Ke'e Beach

41: NaPali Coast North Shore, Kauai

42: August 22nd | Waikanaloa Wet Cave and Manini-holo Dry Cave

43: a tiny blossom | bananas

44: Ha'ena and Makua Beaches

45: incredible snorkeling at the Tunnels

46: Kilauea Lighthouse is the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian Islands. | Hanalei Valley Overlook | still sleeping

47: August 23rd | sunrise on the beach near Kauai Sands Hotel, Kapaa, Kauai

48: Spouting Horn | EucalyptusTree Tunnel

49: Glass Beach near industrial area in Ele'ele on Kauai | Hanapepe Valley Overlook | The beach is ALL glass!

50: rising up from sea level | Waimea Canyon

51: looking back down from 4000 feet

52: coffee beans

53: View north from Pihea - Alaka’i Trail

54: Maui | "The Magic Isle" | Can you find the Visitor's Center?

55: August 25th

56: The summit | Silversword Plants

57: Haleakala National Park

58: My lovely cabin within the fog belt of the Kula Forest Reserve at 6200 foot elevation | Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

60: Alii Kula Lavender Farm... | sugarcane

61: Paragliders add to the scenery! | then, onto the Road to Hana

62: August 26th

63: Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools) | Kipahulu Area

64: Waioka Pond (aka Venus Pool)

65: African Tulip Tree | Alau Island | August 27th

66: giant stands of bamboo

67: more windy, windy along the Road from Hana | August 27th

68: Honolua Bay | looking out to Molokai

69: Rainbow Surf Hostel | Heather Brown art

70: looking towards Hawaii from Maui | flying into "the Big Island" | my first cinder cone | sugarcane harvest with GIANT equipment

71: August 29th | Kona International Airport at Keahole built out of lava flows

72: sunset from my room at the Manago Hotel | August 29th

73: Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay | Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa

74: white sands

76: Here's where the pavement ends.

77: The three miles to get to the green sands was quite an adventure! | Ka Lae (the southernmost point in the US)

78: The green comes from olivine crystals found in the enclosing cinder cone. | green sands! | August 30th

79: Papaklea Beach

80: black sands!

81: Punalu'u Beach | more very cooperative honu | and their adoring fans!

82: Mauna Loa "Long Mountain" | Halema'uma'u crater of the Kilauea caldera | Kilauea Iki | Pele is a goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence.

83: August 31st | Thurston Lava Tube

84: Pahoehoe Lava | lots... | A'a' Lava

85: ...and lots of lava | and lots... | Sleeping Giant | and lots... | ohia lehua tree

86: Holei Sea Arch | looking out to the Pacific from Kilauea

88: September 1st

89: Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

90: Tree Mold Viewing Area Mauna Loa Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

91: This gash in the earth's crust was created during the explosive eruption of 1790. | Lava Tree State Park

93: Waipio Valley Lookout | Pololu Valley Lookout

94: mongoose | September 2nd

95: Puako Malama petroglyph trail | Looking at Mauna Kea from the north | coral graffiti

96: Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea | 9,300 feet

98: The shadow of the summit

99: Mauna Kea Summit 13,796 ft

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