The Bigi Island of Hawai'i

Regional collections from the big island. Beaches and Jungle and Lava, oh my

Hale O'kealohs House

Hale O'kealohs House

Hale O'kealohs House, in Hawaii Paradise Park is our residence for the 2010 trip. These are images from the seacoast at the house. Essentially, the backyard.

Ka Lae

Ka Lae

Ka Lae (Hawaiian: the point), also known as South Point, is the southernmost point of the Big Island of Hawaii and of the 50 United States. The Ka Lae area is registered as a National Historic Landmark District under the name South Point Complex. The area is also known for its strong ocean currents and winds and is the home of a wind farm.

Kau District of Hawai'i

North Kohala, Hāmākua,Hāmākua, North Hilo Districts

North Kohala, Hāmākua,Hāmākua, North Hilo Districts

Including photos from Rainbow falls State Park, Akaka Falls Park, Onomea Bay, Kolekole Park and Hokalau Bay

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Bay (Two Step)

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Bay (Two Step)

South Kona is shielded by the mountainous Maunaloa, making the waters on the southwest side of Hawaii’s Big Island calm and clear. A perfect example of this is at beautiful Honaunau Bay, also called Two-steps. “Two-steps” refers to a spot on the shoreline where the volcanic rock has been neatly worn away into a convenient “two-step

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach (also called Black Sand Beach) is a beach between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. This volcanic activity is in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located on the west coast of the island of Hawaiʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. The historical park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleein

Richardson’s Ocean Park

Richardson’s Ocean Park

Green Sea Turtles and surf

Waiopae Kapoho tide pools

Waiopae Kapoho tide pools

This unusually large collection of tidepools and spring fed pools stretches almost a mile down the coast and extend up to 200 yards out into the ocean.

Waipi'o Valley

Waipi'o Valley

Waipiʻo Valley is a valley located in the Hamakua District of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. "Waipiʻo" means "curved water" in the Hawaiian language. It was the capital and permanent residence of many early Hawaiian aliʻi (kings). The valley floor at sea level is almost 2,000 ft (610 m) below the surrounding terrain. A