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Marching together in the Merrie Monarch Parade 2015

Hawaiian hoary bats, Kamehameheha butterflies, feral pua‘a, ‘ōhi‘a & koa trees, and other cool creatures emerged from the Hawaiian rainforest and marched the streets of Hilo this past Sunday, April 12 in the annual Merrie Monarch Parade. 352 more words

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Monochromes from Hawaii (the Big Island)

Hawaii, Hawaii, 23 to 26 February 2015

Here is a series of monochromes from images in previous posts from Hawaii (the Big Island).

This is the lava, palms and sea just below where we were staying. 96 more words


Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

Hawaii (The Big Island), Hawaii, 25 February 2015

In the previous post we were driving up the west coast of the island of Hawaii but I omitted the visit to… 599 more words


High surf damages historical sites along Big Island's Kona coast

The National Park Service is continuing to assess damage caused by last week’s high surf, especially on the Kona coast of the Big Island.

While Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park is open, several areas that were flooded and sustained damage remain closed, including the picnic area, royal grounds and a coastal trail. 136 more words


Big Island Beaches

The famous Kohala Coast beaches here I come! We woke up early for our beach day but guess what, it was very cloudy out! I checked the weather forecast and it should be clear around 10 am, I was crossing my fingers! 1,332 more words


Big Island, Not Just Volcanic Rocks!

When I think of the Island of Hawaii also known as the Big Island, my first impression is black volcanic rocks. The moment we landed our foot on the Big Island, I was surprised by how colorful it is! 1,787 more words


Things to Do - Big Island, Hawaii

Hawaii’s biggest and youngest island is appropriately called  the “Big Island”, and is at the south-eastern-most point of the archipelago. It’s constantly expanding due to the continued eruptions from some of the five volcanoes found on this island. 1,051 more words