Travel pictures: Hawaii (Part 1)

I spent a few days in Hawaii and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Hawaii is made up of 8 islands and I went to two of them – Oahu and (confusingly) Hawaii.  Hawaii is the biggest of the Hawaiian islands and is also called The Big Island or The Volcano Island and Oahu is the island with Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital.  Here are a few pictures from the trip.  I split the pictures into two posts so you don’t get photo overload 🙂

1 waiminalo beach park

Before going to Hawaii, whenever I thought about the place, this was the sort of scene I imagined so I was excited about being able to capture it on camera.  This is Waimanalo Beach on Oahu.

2 rainbow falls state park hilo visual optical illusion rainbows

Hawaii is filled with waterfalls. This one, Rainbow Falls, in Hilo on The Big Island, has an optical illusion that you can only appreciate when you’re actually there and it’s fun to see.

3 kilauea volcano big island hawaii

This is Kilauea volcano and the little orange glow you see there is lava.  It was so exciting to see.  A few days after I left Hawaii, it was on the news that earth tremors and volcanic activity were recorded on that volcano.  Scary but exciting.

4 black sand beach hilo

I love this picture.  It’s of a rocky black sand beach on Hilo, Big Island.

5 enjoying richardson's black sand beach

Going to a black sand beach has been on my bucket list for ages so I could hardly believe it when I dug my toes into the sand.  I felt so grateful.

6 duke kahamanoku waikiki spread surfing

This is a statue of Duke Kahamanoku, an Olympic swim medalist who is credited with increasing the popularity of surfing.  The statue is on Waikiki Beach  and is often used as a landmark.

7 waikiki view during the day

This is a view of Waikiki Beach, Oahu with Diamond Head crater in the background.

8 pali lookout 2

This is the gorgeous view from Pali Lookout, Oahu.  This is said to be where a fierce battle took place hundreds of years ago leading to Kamehameha I becoming the ruler of all the Hawaiian islands.

9 at nu'uanu pali lookout

And this is me at Pali Lookout 🙂  The lookout reminded me of being at the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town.


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