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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


Snorkeling can be magical, 09.10.14

Snorkeling is something you should not miss and which is possible almost everywhere. We found some nice reefs very close by, e.g. in Kailua Kona , the small bay surprised us with very colourful and multifaceted  fishes and corals in crystal clear water. 154 more words

Traveling Around The World

'Ōpae 'ula observes humans at play

Sometimes a fresh perspective can make all the difference.

The NPS Inventory & Monitoring Program regularly tests the water quality in the anchialine pools (unique brackish water pools) of Hawai’i island’s national parks. 117 more words

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