On Monday it was time to leave our first vacation rental in Pahoa and move to our second home away from home on the Kohala Coast on the northwestern tip of the Big Island. To get there, we drove up the Hāmākua Coast, crossing over to Waimea, and finally dropping down to the ocean at Kawaihae.
But let’s start at the beginning. Our first stop was the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, which I had visited on Saturday. It’s such a special place that I wanted my family to see it, too. Unfortunately, the humidity was off the charts, putting a bit of a damper on the experience.
I took another 100 photos, the best of which will go into my dedicated post (look for it in August). Here are a few more teasers.
Marble ginger (Alpinia sanderae)