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Hilo

Lili`uokalani Gardens

Lili`uokalani Gardens

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Hilo is a town on the wet side of the Big Island.  It is across the bay from Mauna Kea and surrounded by rainforest.  Not that many tourists from the US mainland go there, but it is a regular stop for buses full of Asians.

A few of these photos were taken at locations North of Hilo on the final leg of the trip driving back to Kona.


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The Marina Abstracted

Mission Beach Sunrise

Mission Beach Sunrise

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At the Mission Bay Marina the reflections were inviting.

 

 

 


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Ron’s San Francisco

Green Chevy Wagon

Green Chevy Wagon

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I spent the morning walking around taking pictures, most of which don’t look the way people think of San Francisco.  Walking North from the ferry terminal I eventually found the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.  Herculese is a steam powered tug.


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Watery Strangeness

Malmohus Castle

Malmohus Castle

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We all love water.  Watch children scream with delight when you take them to the beach or a pool.  Our bodies are 70% water.  Without water life would not be possible.  When one spends over 2 weeks on the Baltic Sea, or its ports which are criss crossed by inlets, ponds and canals, the impact of water on one’s vision is undeniable.

Blogger and photographer Malin H. made me aware of this quote:  It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”  (Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook)

This series includes photographs from, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and on the High Seas.


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South of Kona

The Painted Church

The Painted Church

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South of Kona there are a series of nearby beaches.  Place of Refuge is a Pu’uhonua o National Historic Park and it is adjacent to Two Steps Beach, a popular snorkeling and scuba diving spot.  Further down the road is Hookena Beach Park where I photographed some locals and their boats.


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North of Kona

Napoopoo View

Napoopoo View

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The Big Island is mostly covered by lava fields and volcanic ash. The beaches are no exception. Few of them are sandy. While visiting the petroglyphs, I spoke to a lady who said “I don’t do drugs, but there are some trippy looking trees up at the North end of this island. Just drive past Hawi until the road ends.” She forgot to mention the steep trail down to the beach.


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Bridges, Birds and Signs

Rocks at Storms River

Rocks at Storms River

It’s getting close to the end of the photos from my South Africa trip.  This group of photos was shot near the middle of the trip and includes a variety of subjects.  The exotic birds were photographed at Birds of Eden, a bird sanctuary that is a cage so big the birds don’t realize they are in a cage.  It covers several acres and the net is about 100 feet overhead.  A funny sign graced the men’s room at Monkeyland nearby.  Bloukrans bridge is the largest in South Africa and known for its bungee jumping.   The foot bridges by the sea are at the mouth of the Storms River.  A bridge through the forest was captured at Monkeyland.  The black and white landscape and oyster sign are from Knysna.  If anyone knows the correct names for the birds, please leave me a comment and I will change the captions.


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