As the year draws to a close, here are a few of the photos I took on our last trip to Hawai’i. For me, each of these holds its own special beauty and a memory of a wonderful time. Our trip to the Big Island began at the Jacaranda Inn, which turned out to be a fabulous way to begin our whirlwind tour of the island. During our days in the “upcountry”, we visited the Mauna Kea Resort, where the ambience is pure elegance. That ambience begins the moment you drive through the guarded front entrance and continues throughout your visit.
When we moved to our southern hub in Kona, we were delighted to find that our condo complex was not only centrally located, but also had beautiful sunset views over the Pacific. Just for fun, I decided to take that shot in black and white and I think the result if pretty good.
Three of the photos were taken on Kauai. The sunrises at Nukoli’i Beach are always different and changing. On this trip, we had more clouds closer to the island, so the sunrises didn’t contain as many brilliant colors, but were amazing in their own individual ways. The combination of rocks and crashing surf along the northeastern coastline of Kauai cannot be beat for its spectacular photo opportunities. Where the rocks meet the surf, it’s almost as if Mother Nature is posing for a glamorous centerfold.
The last photo from Kauai is taken at the Pineapple Dump. The history of the Pineapple Dump is one that tells of times when life was simpler and ran at a much slower pace. Today, everything is faster, faster. Why not slow down for a moment? Take the opportunity enjoy the peace and serenity nature offers.
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