Vacation in Hawaii, Part Three - June 2007

A drive north of Kona on this fine day, with requisite posed shot to start the day. 

We went ot this great beach, the only downside being that Chelsea got attacked by a swarm of mud daubers.

She managed to stay chipper though, despite temporarily becoming a bee's nest.

my ghetto-fabulous version of a panoramic shot of the beach we were at.   This is also the first place I ever
went snorkeling at, ater being scared to try it previous to this day. 

Rock moss.  Chelsea gets a big thumbs down for not cooperating and getting all out-of-focus in the background.

A close-up of shiny sea cabbage, which I'm pretty sure was the inspiration for most of Simon & Garfunkel's
songs - or so I've been told.

Sometimes, you find sea shells on the beach.  Crazy, right?

We went up the road to the busier, more commercial beach from where we were hanging out.  While there,
we saw a cardinal.  A cardinal!

Chelsea really knows how to style a bent up straw hat. 

Oh, and this is the photo of the busy beach that probably should have been placed up there where that stupid
cardinal was, but I'm too lazy to fix it. 

Trees.  They come in many varieties.  Here is proof.

We drove up to the very end of the road to the north, through tiny towns and past giant banyan trees and then
the road just ends and you're staring at these awesome cliffs. 

A view of the valley that leads down to the cliffs.  I think I saw this on an episode of Magnum P.I. once. 

This is what the valley looks like if you're hiding in the bushes stalking wild pigs. 

I'm trying to think of a good joke using the word "fruits" but nothing is coming to me. 

On our way back to the condo we made a stop off at an old sugar plantation, and saw some remnants of the
now non-existant railway line that was once the main source of transportation.

This photo doesn't quite show it, but this was probably the bluest water we saw during our entire visit. 

Further proof that even folks who worked and ran sugar plantations had to take a shit on occasion.