The Big Island

For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surf is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud-rack; I can feel the spirit of its woody solitudes, I hear the plashing of the brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.
Mark Twain

Lava, lava, beaches and more lava.  The Big Island is a gorgeous place.  I think I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  Click for details or check out the references below.



TSA Video including Honokohau, MacKenzie, etc.

The amazingly beautiful and free Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park

Some words about the haunted MacKenzie State Park

Ahalanui Park and its volcanically heated pool

Kalapana – Kilauea Lava Field

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I started this blog in 2010 as we prepared to move to Shenyang China. Since coming back to the US in 2015, my writing has been less consistent. Trying to find a voice here...

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