Hawaii 2011

Turtle Black Sand Beach3

Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is larger than all of the other islands combined.

It has 5 volcanoes, black-lava deserts, tropical rainforests, waterfalls and white, black or green-sand beaches.

Map Hawaii-1

The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.  We learned just 2 words: “mahalo“= thank you and “aloha” = hello.

Other words may be harder: “hurnuhumunukunukuapua’a” is a fish type

Fauna

 

Flowers and Fruits

Past and Present

Ancient lawbreakers could escape the death penalties if they reached “The Place of Refuge” (Pu’uhonua O Honaunau). Today, the royal grounds are visited mostly by tourists. FULL-SIZE PICTURES: Click on images below Use ——> /<—— to navigate SLIDESHOW: Click ‘Start’ on full-size picture

Trees

Water