Photos of highlights from our trip to The Big Island of Hawai’i


Fierce waves behind me in Laupahoehoe on the Hamakkua Coast. We learned about this tiny fishing village from a fellow guest at a B&B we stayed at earlier in the week in South Kona. With the strong winds and the crashing waves, it's not hard to imagine the deadly 1946 tsunami that struck at this very spot, killing many people including 23 children and four teachers. A memorial now stands where the school once was.

 

Stunning Waipi'o Valley - the view from the overlook. We opted NOT to make the trek down into the valley, which is particularly steep and challenging on the way back up. My thighs were still recovering for a strenuous hike down into the Pololu Valley the day before.

Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, a highlight of a visit to South Kona.
69 Beach – a local favorite near the more famous Hapuna Beach, South Kohala. Again, we heard about this place from a local we met at breakfast at a B&B, this time one near Waipi’o Valley.

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