Monday, November 30, 2009

Hawaii pt. 5

The valley of kings.

We hiked into the Waipaio valley along the steepest road I've ever traveled. 25% grade at some points.
This car came down the short way I guess.

The beach was well worth the trip. We tried to ford the river but the current was strong and after Justine fell in we gave up.

An Ironwood tree near the beach.
We hiked up the valley a ways, hoping to get close to this epic waterfall.

After a few more river crossings we turned back at this one. It was deep and we were getting some serious stink eye from the locals.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hawaii pt. 4

I attempted to catch a pheasant for Thanksgiving dinner.

It didn't work out but luckily Trevor brined and smoked a turkey and it was excellent.

Justine making some sort of breadfruit/squash/ginger thing.

Skateboarding - the only thing dumber than cyclocross?

A fence composed of lava rock, firewood, chainsaws, bowling balls and an engine block.

Some pictures from a hike to akkaka falls.

J and our rental PT Loser, Smurfette.

Cook rice, not ice.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hawaii pt. 3

Lava steam plume at sunset.

The surf busily making fresh pahoehoe into a black sand beach.

Possible emo album cover?

Lava entering the ocean. Believe it or not this was more impressive in person.

A beautiful volcano warmed pool along the Puna coast.

The old diving tower, Hilo harbor.

Mmmm, Garden Snack Club, home of the avocado, lime, mint, honey and tumeric smoothie.

Monday, November 23, 2009


We're currently staying in the village of Volcano with Rob, who started out a friend of a friend of a friend but is now a straight up friend. And a wonderful host.

Most of his yard is actually wild ginger.

Hair of the Floyd.

We hiked around and across the floor of the Kiluea Iki crater.

Rob has a variety of machetes and cane knives, some more well kept than others.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Honeymoon in Hawaii!

Here are some pictures from the Big Island. I'll add captions later, when I have time and wi-fi.