Hawaii '04 Photos - Monday/Tuesday

Holei Sea Arch, near the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Pahoe'hoe lava

When Pele says 'No Parking', she *means*, 'No Parking'!!!

Hawaiian petroglyphs at Pu'u Loa - they look a lot like the ones we saw in Utah last year!

Walt, Barb and Lee looking over Kilauea Iki, which erupted in 1959...not long after Walt was born. Coincidence??? I think not...

Looking down into Kilauea Iki from the other side...it reminded us a lot of Mordor.

Down in Kilauea Iki. Even though the lava is solid, it's still hot below the surface, and rainwater that seeps down returns to the surface as steam.

Lee becomes one with the lava

That Atkins logo is *everywhere* these days!


This is what a koa tree looks like!

The Sulphur Banks along Crater Rim Drive

A rainbow!!! Hopefully that means the rain is over???

Halema'uma'u Crater. It's over a mile wide! This was a sea of molten lava throughout much of the 1800s.

Overlooking Halema'uma'u Crater

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

Punalu'u is very popular with the green sea turtles - we saw several in the surf feeding on the algae that grows on the rocks, and this one was basking in the sun. Walt thought it was dead until we saw it move.

Looking north from South Point

Here we are at South Point - the southernmost point in the U.S.

Gee...which way do you think the winds blow at South Point?

An olivine (green) sand beach - Mahana Bay.

Swimming at Mahana Bay.

Wednesday-Friday photos