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Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:09 AM

Hawaii, 4 Islands, 222 photos,WINTER 2006
Hawaii, The Aloha State

This ride report is of Hawaii, my 50 th State on a BMW Motorcycle,
The Islands of Maui, Kauai, Oahu & the Big Island were visited.
The three week trip highlights were:
the lava flowing at our feet (2006),
an extreme down hill mountain bicycle ride,
best hiking, sightseeing,
snorkeling imaginable,
and being able to rent and ride a R1150R BMW motorcycle on the island Oahu.

It was a trip of a lifetime.

Click here for a map with my photo Points of interests:

Hawaii POI Map


:thumb The R1150R was rented on Oahu from the Big Kahuna Rentals

The photos were taken in chronological order
The Big Island post# 1-30
Maui post# 31-62
Kauai post# 63-85
Oahu post# 86-110


Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:10 AM

The King/King Kamehameha, (The original Statue) north end of the Big Island

Waipi'o Valley overlook

Below: Shoreline between Waipio Valley and Hilo

We spent 4 days on the Big Island.

Day 1: Plane time. Our flight landed at Kona on the Big Island.Stayed at the Kona Seaside. The Seaside
is kind of like a 80 Buck Hawaiian Hotel 6.

Day 2: We then drove a clockwise coastal auto tour, Kona to Hilo.
Stayed at Hilo Seaside.

Day 3: At Wednesday's sunrise we enjoyed the Hilo Farmers Market . This is rated as one of the best farmers market in all the Hawaiian Islands, with great fresh home grown flowers, fruit, & vegetables. The market also features souvenirs and local crafts.

After the Hilo Market we toured Volcanoes National Park, returning to the Hilo Seaside by midnight.

Day 4: An early morning tour of the Hilo area. We leave Hilo and continue our Circle tour to the Black Beaches and on to the most southern point in the USA. We ended the day back at the Kona Seaside.

Day 5: In the early morning toured some Kona coffee Plantations. In the afternoon we went to the Place of Refuge. The Place of Refuse is the best snorkeling I have ever done!

Back to the Kona seaside, and a very early morning inter-island flight to Maui.

The four day total rent-a-car mileage on the Big Island was 600 miles.

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:11 AM

Akaka Falls

All pictures were taken with a Canon A80 Point & Shoot camera with no photoshop or color correction.

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:13 AM

Hilo Farmers Market



Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:14 AM

Volcanoes National Park

Thurston Lava Tube

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:15 AM

Halemaumau Crater

The home of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire, making it a sacred place to Hawaiians. It is not unusual to see offerings to Pele left on the rim of the crater

New Growth from this growth, a rain forest could appear

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:15 AM

Remember to bring your flashlight, or you will have a dangerous walk back to your vehicle in the dark...

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:16 AM

A few months after we were home, a 30 acre shelf fell into the Ocean.

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:16 AM

Razor sharp lava, if you fall, an easy place to cut yourself

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:20 AM

At dusk, our first lava sighting

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:21 AM

Close-up photo of hot lava

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:35 AM

The island of Hawaii makes up over half of the area of the state of Hawaii. It is called the Big Island partly to avoid confusion

The Big Island Hawaii Web Site

Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:36 AM

:thumbThe Hawaii trip was great. The not so great was 11 times up and down and layovers at airports. From Milwaukee to hub at Minneapolis to connector flight at Portland, and then Island hoping.


Klasjm 04-01-2007 04:51 AM

Winter 2006
Stoking the Lava with a hiking stick(Winter 2006)

blackbirdzach 04-01-2007 05:55 AM

This is awesome! It's about time someone posted a Hawaii report. I have wanted to see those lava fields ever since I was a little kid. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread. :bow :clap

Nice choice of bike too! :evil

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