The Hawaiian Islands

A while back Marie suggested I add posts to cover trips that happened after I stopped blogging in 2011 but before I started again in 2015.  I liked her idea and am finally getting around to making it happen.  These retroactive posts will be light on narrative and heavy on photos.

First up:  Hawaii.  In late 2011 – thanks to the generosity of a college buddy who runs a travel company – I spent a week on a small cruise ship that toured all the islands.  Off the coast of the Big Island we went night-snorkeling with manta rays, one of my all-time favorite wildlife experiences.  And when the cruise ended Marie met me for a great week in Kauai.

 

Halema'uma'u Crater

Halema’uma’u Crater

 

Bow of Safari Explorer

Bow of Safari Explorer

 

Dolphins Jumping

Dolphins Jumping

 

Disembarking the Skiff at Sunset

Disembarking the Skiff at Sunset

 

Sunset Color

Sunset Color

 

 

Safari Explorer with Kayaks Out

Safari Explorer with Kayaks Out

 

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

 

Tina Starting to Stand Up Paddle

Tina Starting to Stand Up Paddle

 

Group on the Wa'a Kaulua

Group on the Wa’a Kaulua

 

Moray Eel Straight On

Moray Eel Straight On

 

Marie on the Poipu Coast

Marie on the Poipu Coast

 

Hanakapi'ai Falls Landscape

Hanakapi’ai Falls Landscape

 

Marie at Hanakapi'ai Falls

Marie at Hanakapi’ai Falls

 

View from the Kalalau Overlook

View from the Kalalau Overlook

 

Marie on a Windy Beach in Kauai

Marie on a Windy Beach in Kauai

 

Kauai Wilderness from the Air

Kauai Wilderness from the Air

 

Rainbow over Kauai

Rainbow over Kauai

 

Marie at the Beach in Kauai

Marie at the Beach in Kauai

 

Kauai Sunrise

Kauai Sunrise