Hawaii, the Big Island, March 29 - April 4 2009
Mokuola (Coconut) Island, just offshore from our hotel.
Mokuola Island, seen from our hotel room.
Another view from our hotel. I think I saw a rainbow every day we were there.
Akaka Falls State Park. The first three photos show Akaka Falls,
The next one is Kahuna Falls, 400 feet.
An apple banana plant (technically it's a grass) with leaves bigger than Ray.
Onomea Bay, just north of Hilo. We saw a pod of gray whales just offshore here.
These next two were taken at the beach in downtown Hilo.
A helicopter ride to check out the lava flow from Kilauea out to the ocean.
The hotel we stayed at, viewed from Mokuola Island.
Banyan trees. They are all over the island.
Some weird large plants in the rainforest just outside Hilo. The first one
Looking down into the Waipi'o Valley.
Rainbow Falls, Hilo.
At the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo.