06/13/2006: "Photos from the Big Island"
From the Saddle Road between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea
Also from the Saddle Road
Pretty view from the Northern Kohala coast
View of of the rim of one of the main craters in Volcanoes National Park
I can describe the Big Island in one word "LAVA" (that's my red jeep in the background)
Some local boys fishing at the Place of Refuge
Another photo of a temple at the Place of Refuge
View of Kiluea errupting (steam from where the lava hits the ocean
my feet in the black sand created from when hot lava hit cold fresh water and shattered into thousands of pieces...yes my feet are really that white!
Roots grow down from branches in the rain forest
fresh leis for King Kamehameha Day
There are lots of pasture lands on the big island (and cattle ranches)
There is also a large wind power farm in North Kohala.
A shot of the coast on the drive from Kona to Volcanoes National Park
Remains of an old fishing harbor
I have a ton more but this is enough for one night. The big Island has so many different climates, from deserts to rainforests. It really is amazing!