An oddity of the Big Island. You learn something new every day!
This might have been my favorite part of our trip to Hawaii. I was fascinated by the ruins, and it was interesting to read about it after we got back. I could have spent the entire day there photographing this relic of history.
This is it, folks – the last Hawaii post! I know some of you are sad about that, but I’m excited to share some photos from some of our other adventures as well.
We took it easy on our last day, making our way back to the Kona side of the big island, stopping into a beach or two, hitting up the southernmost restaurant in the U.S., and wrapping up the trip back at our Puka spot near the airport.
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We snorkeled many times while in Hawaii, but nowhere had clearer waters than Captain Cook. A fun day of kayaking and swimming with all the beautiful tropical fish.. and I even found Totoro!!!
One can’t really visit Hawaii and not go snorkeling, so we were sure to get out as much as we could. While Two Step had some amazing fish (and sea turtles), we found the water clarity simply couldn’t be beat at the secluded Captain Cook point.
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This was something we missed on our first visit to Hawaii. I’m glad we were able to make it a priority this time around. So much geology to examine and explore!
Hawaii is a series of islands created through volcanic activity. However, when we honeymooned there seven years ago, it was the one major thing we didn’t fit into our itinerary, despite Aaron’s affinity for geology. Therefore, we were determined to explore it this time.
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The view from atop Mauna Kea is always awe-inspiring. It’s one of the few places one can go from sea level to 14,000′ in an hour or two (without an airplane). Here, you can be on top of the world.
If you’re going to the Big Island, and if you have any fascination with the night sky, you won’t want to miss Mauna Kea. Home to the world’s largest observatory and nearly 14,000 feet above sea level (and above most cloud layers), you won’t see more beautiful stars, especially if you live anywhere near a metropolitan area. And for a photographer? Just, wow.
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Come explore the southernmost point in Hawaii and (debatably) the U.S. Take the plunge off the 40-foot cliff if you dare…
We’ll keep the posts to Hawaii for a little bit, then we’ll switch it up again. It’s hard to decide what to post; we do so much!
This trek down to the beach was quite exciting, but we got some cool pictures and some fun memories!
“Waipi’o” means “curved water,” and this can be seen in the concave shoreline and the arcing twin waterfalls visible from the beach nearly a thousand feet below the viewpoint. Images primarily feature the lofty view. Most don’t dare brave the 25% grade, 4-wheel-drive-only road down to the bottom, but we aren’t “most people.”
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We’ve been posting a lot for Japan, and we have more we’d like to share with you, but we do travel to other places! We thought we’d give you a bit of variety with some other locations.
This was an impromptu photography trip to Hawaii, and it was quite the adventure!
While I wasn’t daring enough to go exploring the more distant waters at Two Step, Brianna spent an hour taking pictures and video. We were all worried since we could not see her snorkel anywhere for so long, but she eventually resurfaced. Take a look at her undersea adventure in the short video below. Continue reading “Hawaii: Undersea Adventure”
Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Park is located near a popular snorkeling point known as Two Step. This park contains rich amounts of culture with a reconstruction of a Hawaiian temple. It is a sacred site of the Hawaiian people and is preserved by the National Park Service.
We stumbled upon this place by accident while on our way to snorkeling, but really enjoyed the quick glimpse to the past. Check out this quick video as I walk around the main portion of the park. Continue reading “Hawaii: Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Park”