Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Big Island Fun

Aloha, Terri Reed here, just returned from a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. What fun! I've been to Maui, Oahu, Kauai but this was the first time on the big island. There was so much to see and do. Waterfalls galore, beautiful beaches, lava beds and sea turtles.

I went to the southern most point of the US, hiked a mile and a half along a dusty terrain to an amazing cove called green sand beach. In the picture you can't really tell the color of the sand, but up close you definitely see the green hue.






I explored a botanical garden and marvaled at all the interesting and fabulous plants.






I walked on the lava which looked like the top of brownies, slightly shiny with cracks and crevices.




Oh, and the best part was swimming with the sea turtle. I was playing in the water at Hapuna beach when along comes this turtle, motoring within arms length of me not the least bit concerned by the people in the water.

3 comments:

Terri Reed said...

Cindy, you are so welcome. I would definitely recommend going.
How scary to lose an engine.
Take care,
Terri

PamelaTracy said...

Terri,
Next time you go, take me with you! By boat, though. I don't fly.

Kim Watters said...

Sounds like a great trip. I've never been to Hawaii. I should put it on my bucket list. Like Pam though, I don't like to fly. Sigh. Thanks for sharing your pictures. :)