Hawaii-2010
Mar 4, 2010Public
Photo: South Kohala Coast of the Big Island
Photo: Green Sea Turtles on the South Kohala Coast of the Big Island
Photo: Green sea turtle up close
Photo: Wandering Tattler on the South Kohala Coast of the Big Island
Photo: Pu'ukohola Heiau (translated = 'Temple on the Hill of the Whale') on the South Kohala Coast of the Big Island. This national historic site preserves the ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, built in 1790-91 under Hawaii's first king, King Kamehameha I. It was built entirely by hand with no mortar, in less than a year. The red stones were transported by a human chain about 14 miles long.
Photo: At the Lapakahi State Historical Park, which preserves ruins from an Ancient Hawaiian fishing village on the North Kohala Coast of the Big Island
Photo: Famous statute of King Kamehameha I, Hawaii's first king. He was born in 1758 and died in 1819. Also known as Kamehameha the Great, he conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. His name is pronounced 'ka-MAY-ha-MAY-HA. The statue is in the town of Kapa'au in the North Kohala District on the northwest corner of the Big Island.
Photo: Picture of the ocean from a viewpoint at the end of a road  east of the town of Kapa'au. 
This is where the Pulolu Valley meets the Pacific Ocean.
Photo: Looking into the Pulolu Valley on the northwest corner of the Big Island
Photo: The aptly named cattle egret standing next to a cattle!
Photo: View of Mauna Kea volcano and the Kona Coast (west coast) of the Big Island 
(looking south toward the town of Kailua-Kona). Taken from the road that runs 
between Kapa'au and Waimea
Photo: Gray Francolin, a species of partridge in typical habitat at low elevation
Photo: The beautiful Makalei Golf Club up in the hills above Kailua-Kona
Photo: A Common Peafowl, one of several seen at the Makalei Golf Club
Photo: Erckel's Francolin, also seen at the Makalei Golf Club
Photo: Saffron Finch
Photo: Difficult hole at the Makalei Golf Club. I hit into the sand trap to the right of the hole. 
The ball came out of the sand trap and rolled into the lake on the left. Not one of my better holes!
Photo: Patio at the Hawaiian Oasis B&B, where we stayed for 5 days in Kailua-Kona. 
Very relaxing and pleasant stay.
Photo: Patio at the Hawaiian Oasis B&B
Photo: Japanese White Eye
Photo: Dolphins we saw from the Fair Winds boat taking us to snorkle in Kealakekua Bay, 
a marine sanctuary near the Captain Cook Monument. 
(This photo was taken with my phone camera.)
Photo: Endangered monk seal, which was attracted to the boat and its
 passengers in Kealakekua Bay. We were warned 
not to engage with it.
Photo: Monk seal and snorkelers from our boat in Kealakekua Bay
Photo: Warbling Silverbill