Big Island

This was our second trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.

We spent this trip visiting sites on the West side (Kona) of the island.

You'll see pictures from the south end of the island (very dry and lots of lava) to the north end (very green and lush).
Pololu Valley lookout - north shore
1 Pololu Valley lookout - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
2 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
3 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
4 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
5 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
6 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
7 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
8 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
9 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
10 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
11 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
12 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
13 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
14 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
15 Pololu Valley - north shore
Pololu Valley - north shore
16 Pololu Valley - north shore
Sunset from the deck of our villa
17 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
18 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
19 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
20 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
21 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
22 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
23 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
24 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset from the deck of our villa
25 Sunset from the deck of our villa
Sunset and surfers from the beach around the corner from our villa
26 Sunset and surfers from the beach around the corner from our villa
Sunset and surfers from the beach around the corner from our villa
27 Sunset and surfers from the beach around the corner from our villa
Hawaiin tribute to surfers who have died
28 Hawaiin tribute to surfers who have died
Old burial ground
29 Old burial ground
Old burial ground
30 Old burial ground
Old burial ground
31 Old burial ground
Old burial ground
32 Old burial ground
Old burial ground and view of Mauna Loa volcano
33 Old burial ground and view of Mauna Loa volcano
Our villa is on the beach, at the bottom of this overlook - just to the right of the small reef
34 Our villa is on the beach, at the bottom of this overlook - just to the right of the small reef
Visitiing a small, Kona coffee farm - Bay View Farms
35 Visitiing a small, Kona coffee farm - Bay View Farms
Kona coffee beans ready for shipment
36 Kona coffee beans ready for shipment
Kona coffee beans before roasting
37 Kona coffee beans before roasting
The owner standing in front of the bean sorter
38 The owner standing in front of the bean sorter
A "shaking" machine that seperates the green outside of the bean shell from the actual bean inside
39 A "shaking" machine that seperates the green outside of the bean shell from the actual bean inside
Kona coffee beans before roasting
40 Kona coffee beans before roasting
Kona coffee beans being dried by the sun
41 Kona coffee beans being dried by the sun
Kona coffee beans being dried by the sun
42 Kona coffee beans being dried by the sun
Outside of the small operation
43 Outside of the small operation
Kona coffee bean shells -- the matrure shell is red - the bean is inside
44 Kona coffee bean shells -- the matrure shell is red - the bean is inside
Kona coffee beans - growing on the coffee tree - almost like a grape
45 Kona coffee beans - growing on the coffee tree - almost like a grape
Old burial ground
46 Old burial ground
Old church
47 Old church
Old church
48 Old church
Old, abandoned windmills on the south coast
49 Old, abandoned windmills on the south coast
Old, abandoned windmills on the south coast
50 Old, abandoned windmills on the south coast
The sign says it all
51 The sign says it all
Southern most point in the USA - it's windy here
52 Southern most point in the USA - it's windy here
Southern most point in the USA - cliff jumping
53 Southern most point in the USA - cliff jumping
Southern most point in the USA
54 Southern most point in the USA
Southern most point in the USA
55 Southern most point in the USA
Southern most point in the USA - cliff jumping
56 Southern most point in the USA - cliff jumping
Mr. Ed
57 Mr. Ed
Mr. Ed speaking
58 Mr. Ed speaking
Sunset view from our villa
59 Sunset view from our villa
Sunset view from our villa
60 Sunset view from our villa
Sunset view from our villa
61 Sunset view from our villa
Departing for our snorkeling tour
62 Departing for our snorkeling tour
Departing for our snorkeling tour
63 Departing for our snorkeling tour
Snorkeling tour - Maunoa Loa volcano in the background
64 Snorkeling tour - Maunoa Loa volcano in the background
Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting View our home movies of the whales at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
65 Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting
View our home movies of the whales at:
www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting View our home movies of the whales at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
66 Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting
View our home movies of the whales at:
www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting View our home movies of the whales at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
67 Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting
View our home movies of the whales at:
www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting View our home movies of the whales at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
68 Snorkeling tour - Whale sighting
View our home movies of the whales at:
www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snorkeling at Captain Cook monument
69 Snorkeling at Captain Cook monument
Spinner dolphins at Captain Cook monument View our home movies of the dolphins at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
70 Spinner dolphins at Captain Cook monument
View our home movies of the dolphins at:
www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Captain Cook monument
71 Captain Cook monument
Sea cave
72 Sea cave
Place of Refuge (Pu’uhona o Honaunau)
73 Place of Refuge (Pu’uhona o Honaunau)
Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
74 Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
75 Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
Lava tube
76 Lava tube
Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
77 Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
78 Sights to/from the snorkeling trip
Our snorkeling craft
79 Our snorkeling craft
Yummy - chocolate covered macadamia nuts
80 Yummy - chocolate covered macadamia nuts
Snow covered Mauna Kea View a home movie at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
81 Snow covered Mauna Kea
View a home movie at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snow covered Mauna Kea View a home movie at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
82 Snow covered Mauna Kea
View a home movie at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snow covered Mauna Kea View a home movie at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
83 Snow covered Mauna Kea
View a home movie at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Snow covered Mauna Kea
84 Snow covered Mauna Kea
Snow covered Mauna Kea
85 Snow covered Mauna Kea
Snow covered Mauna Kea - observatories at the top
86 Snow covered Mauna Kea - observatories at the top
Snow covered Mauna Kea - observatories at the top
87 Snow covered Mauna Kea - observatories at the top
North Kohala coast
88 North Kohala coast
North Kohala coast
89 North Kohala coast
North Kohala coast
90 North Kohala coast
North Kohala coast
91 North Kohala coast
North Kohala - town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I statue.
92 North Kohala - town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I statue.
North Kohala - town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I statue.
93 North Kohala - town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I statue.
Kohala Coast - Hapuna Beach State Park
94 Kohala Coast - Hapuna Beach State Park
Kohala Coast - Hapuna Beach State Park
95 Kohala Coast - Hapuna Beach State Park
Getting ready to board our flight from Kona to Molokai
96 Getting ready to board our flight from Kona to Molokai
Our plane to fly from Kona to Molokai
97 Our plane to fly from Kona to Molokai
Our plane to fly from Kona to Molokai
98 Our plane to fly from Kona to Molokai
West coast of the Big Island - old lava flows
99 West coast of the Big Island - old lava flows
Kona airport
100 Kona airport
Our villa (Turtle Rock) on the Big Island www.konahawaiirentals.com/site/Overview/PropertyID__46260/15895/default.aspx
101 Our villa (Turtle Rock) on the Big Island
www.konahawaiirentals.com/site/Overview/PropertyID__46260/15895/default.aspx
Our Villa - Parking
102 Our Villa - Parking
Our Villa - main living area
103 Our Villa - main living area
Our Villa - main living area
104 Our Villa - main living area
Our Villa - kitchen
105 Our Villa - kitchen
Our Villa - outdoor dining (lanai)
106 Our Villa - outdoor dining (lanai)
Our Villa - master bedroom
107 Our Villa - master bedroom
Our Villa - master bedroom
108 Our Villa - master bedroom
Our Villa - lanai
109 Our Villa - lanai
Our Villa - pool
110 Our Villa - pool
Our Villa - pool and view
111 Our Villa - pool and view
Our Villa - pool and view of surfers
112 Our Villa - pool and view of surfers
Our Villa - right on the water
113 Our Villa - right on the water
Our Villa - right on the water
114 Our Villa - right on the water
Our Villa - cottage and grill
115 Our Villa - cottage and grill