Spent a quality week's vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii in January 2010. Here are some photos:


Makalawena beach near Kona. Totally uncrowded due to the 20 minute walk and the softest sand around.

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Turtle resting at Punalu'u black sand beach

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Moonrise over the ocean from Volcanoes National Park

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Sinking into the black sand beach at Punalu'u

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Lava, sand, and bright blue ocean from Makalawena beach

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Palm trees fed by freshwater springs along the wlk to Makalawena beach

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View to the ocean with lava fields from the Chain of Craters road at Volcanoes National Park

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Where the lava met the road a couple decades ago...

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Multicolored Pahoehoe lava rock formation, Volcanoes National Park

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Condo interior; this was a great place to stay (www.beachdoctor.com/hawaii/)

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Forest

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My Hawaii!

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Jeff on Mauna Kea

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Opening up at sunset on Mauna Kea

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Mauna Kea mountain shadow into the haze near sunset

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Google Maps is still working on the Big Island Street View, I guess

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Yes, it's humid when you see moss and mold on the street signs

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Jungle walk

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Very high surf

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Hazy sunset at the beach

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