August 17, 2013

Panorama Shots of Hawaii Island

The fishponds that lead to Anaehoomalu Beach Park, right next to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. There are larger fishponds elsewhere, but I found these to be the most accessible and most beautiful.

A similar shot, although this is a different fish pond.

One of the most picturesque beaches on the Big Island. (This is truly saying something.) The waves were fierce and the rocks were massive. Definitely not for novices. I noticed the beachgoers were mostly locals who knew better to mess with the coral reef.

Hapuna Beach, where the water is clear and the sands are fine. I had to tell off a Japanese family for actually walking on top of the coral! Knowing that more tourists equals more destruction for the coral leaves me feeling truly conflicted.

The rocky beach between the Waikoloa Beach Marriott and the Hilton Waikoloa Village, which can be accessed publicly. Definitely not an area for swimming.

Yet another state park, where I saw at least ten sea turtles. I will not write the name for fear it will bring too many tourists with not enough respect for nature.

A massive path of lava rock leading to the beach. I very much appreciate how a lot of the paths leading to public beaches are unpaved and quite rough to walk to. It's definitely one form of protection.

A view of the Waikoloa King's Course, which is an amazing place to walk after hours. I imagine star-gazing there would be brilliant.

The 2013 Horse Expo in Waimea.

The beach on one side, a large fish pond on the other.

Stopped at a "Scenic Point" area by the highway.

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