I like going for an early morning walk at Spencer Beach Park when I get the chance. Recently, I was down there the morning after a full moon. The moon was out and it was a tranquil morning, which set me up for the hustle and bustle of the day ahead.
This view of the beach at Ho’okena Beach Park was taken on a Sunday morning. It would undoubtedly have been much busier later in the day.
A fisherman tries his luck from a rock at Ho’okena Beach Park.
I saw this colorful tableau at the entrance to Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Purple Bougainvillea, white and yellow Plumeria, green leaves, and blue sky. What’s not to like?
The sun slides from behind a cloud into the water at Kaloko-Honokohau Historical Park.
Steam rises from vents alongside the Crater Rim Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the distance is Volcano House, the park’s hotel and restaurant, which also boasts a decent view of the current eruption.
For more information about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, go to nps.gov/havo/.
At Spencer Beach Park, there are several trees providing shade for beach goers. This picnic table sits beneath a False Kamani tree growing in the sandy beach.