|A fascination with caves always draws my eye across long distances. This photo is similar to a cave photo we took in Madeira when we went whale watching.|
|Tom and TJ at OnomeaTrail. More family photos will follow in the next few days.|
Yesterday morning, the six of us took off on the road to visit several locations; Onomea Trals, Akaka Fall State Park and Honomu Black Sand Beach.
|View through the trees at the Onomea Trail.|
We decided to stop at the Onomea Trails first, then head to Akaka Falls, ending at the beach. If the sun was shining we could lounge on the sand on our beach towels and watch the surfers in this popular for locals, surfing beach.
|The scenery was amazing as is the case of many areas of the Big Island.|
After an a few hour drive stopping along the way for the amazing four mile scenic drive on Onomea Trails, we arrived at Akaka Falls paying the $5 per carload entrance fee, reasonable considering the beauty awaiting us.
|This is a beautiful area, well worth the visit.|
Here’s some information we found online about Akaka Falls, one of the longest waterfalls in the world at 422 feet, compared to the longest at 612 feet:
|A point off the rocks.|
|Spathodia Campanulata Bignoniaceae|
|Palm trees growing new leaves.|
|Waterfall on the trail.|
|A billy goat we spotted on our long drive!|
|Sarah, Jayden, Nik and TJ at Akaka Falls.|
Enjoy our photos as we continue to enjoy daily life with family on the Big Island. As for the lava flow, in the next few days a viewing area will be opened and we’ll be there as soon as it does.
Tomorrow, Akaka Falls State Park photos and whales!
|After our first sunset game drive in Kruger National Park, seeing very little wildlife on that particular occasion, we went to our first Bush Braai, hosted by Louise and Dani, our fabulous hosts during our three month stay in South Africa. (The humidity was so high the camera lens was spotted which I failed to notice). Guards with rifles surrounded the perimeter to protect us as we dined on lovely food with gorgeous place settings. This was our first Bush Braai and I kept using my little flashlight checking for scorpions. After about our fourth Bush Braai, I finally stopped looking. Oh, how we adapt in time. For more details, please click here.|