First Big Island visit

Pololu beach

Turtle at PunuluuTropical foliageLava flowingThis week’s Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Turning point.’ (See more responses here.) Since this is a photo blog about the Big Island it seems appropriate to post some photos from my first visit here in 2010, a visit which was the catalyst for the move to the island. There was no ‘ah ha’ moment, but these photos give a general idea of some of the things that appealed.

The top photo is Pololu beach on the North Kohala coast. Top left is a Hawaiian green turtle resting on the black sand beach at Punalu’u County Beach Park. Center left is tropical foliage next to a small cascading stream. Bottom left shows some small lava breakouts in the flow that was active at that time. Conveniently, that activity was about 100 yards from the parking area and only 10 feet or so beyond where I was standing. The bottom photo is a view of Two Step, a popular snorkeling spot, from Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

Two Step from Place of Refuge

11 thoughts on “First Big Island visit

  1. I can see why your trip became a turning point! I visited the Big Island for the first time in 2007 and immediately fell in love with it, returning several times since. Punalu’u Beach is probably my favorite spot. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures!

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