What a beautiful destinations. The tropical rays from the rising sun lifting you out of bed in the morning. The wonderful sound of a million different birds chirping frantically as they find their morning meal. Even before you leave the house you can hear the waves breaking over the surf as a surfer hangs 10 on some 8 foot swell.
Hawaii, particularly the Big Island of Hawaii is one of those places that are for both the romantic honeymooner or the family of six. Even myself, loning it around the island, had the time of my life meeting the friendly locals and gossiping tourists coming from the cruise ship ports. I particularly favored the fantastic little markets that temporarily homed many different types of fruit just waiting to be feasted upon.
But as I sit here in this little coffee shop reflecting on my trip out and sipping my Pumpkin Chai latte, I thought it a good idea to put together a photo essay of my Top 20 Favorite Photos of Hawaii. But why stick to putting all the photos of all the islands in just one essay? Why not just put up a couple of photo essays, featuring 20 photos (or somewhere around there) of each island!
My 20 favorite photos of the Big Island in Hawaii…
Boats sitting off the coast of Kona.
Palm trees & all their glory.
The leaves of the forest grew large & abundant!
One of my favorite meals: The Hawaiian Mango Cheeseburger with some fries.
The indigenous hut Native Hawaiians used to live in.
Lau i pala swimming in the reef.
Lava rock glistening in the sun.
We’re under the sea!
Yellow & Black fish swimming.
Even in the aftermath of Kilauea erupting life still flourishes.
A trail up near Mount Kilauea going through the rainforest.
There was an abundance of Fern trees growing more than 20 feet tall!
Volcano Kilauea in the distance.
The volcano is still very much alive!
A waterfall near one of the many black sand beaches.
Waterfall in the midst of vegetation.
One of the many viewpoints looking out at the Big Island.
The spiky Sea Urchin can be a tasty treat.
I loved looking out at the sea from the cooling shade of the trees.