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Last of the Big Island

Just a few more images to finish out the string of Big Island posts. Black Sand beach at Kalapana.  Where a rogue wave claimed my phone. Blue surf at Laupahoehoe Point.  No beach here.  Just big rocks and waves.  I … Continue reading

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Pololu Valley

The eastern side of the ancient Kohala volcano is the home of a series of deep lush valleys carved backwards from the ocean by the abundant rainfall brought to that side of the island by the trade winds. Waipi’o Valley … Continue reading

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Fields of Honoka’a

The northern end of the Big Island is cattle country. It feels less like a Southern Pacific island and more like a Northern California coastal plain.  Green pastures, sloping hills, and low fog. We found this field just outside the … Continue reading

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Where the Lava Meets the Road

At the Southeastern point of Volcano National Park ooze the most active and most recent lava flows.  The road extends only as far as lava has not covered it.  From the end of the road you can hike out several … Continue reading

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Kilauea Iki

Since the larger Kilauea Crater is closed to the public due to dangerous gasses we decided to hike the Kilauea Iki crater (which means small Kilauea). The crater floor is one big volcanic rock slab, almost entirely flat, except for … Continue reading

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Inside The Thurston Lava Tube

As it’s found in Volcano National Park, the park service has the first hundred yards or so of this Lava Tube lit.  When we arrived, there were dozens of people rambling through the lit portion, their voices echoing off the … Continue reading

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The Slopes of Mauna Kea

1/200sec./f9.9/iso100 1/800sec./f5.0/iso100 Mauna Loa in the background.  1/160sec./f10/iso100

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