The Big Island

Early 2014 I met the folks halfway across the Pacific Ocean and we got some quality Opa & Arlita, sun, swimming and fresh fish time. The halcyon days of visiting every winter have long passed, so this trip was an especially perfect balm from Hangzhou’s central heater-less, wet winter. Here are some photos mostly from sitting on out on the lānai, catching up on my reading:

 

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Towards Hawi, the northern most point of the Big Island

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While wandering around we found an old, old graveyard. The incredible, lichen covered, lava rock tombstones reminded me of cairns:

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