The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii

Thor and I escaped to the islands after too many months without travel. Here’s an overview of the Big Island, Hawaii.

We’re enjoying some long-delayed R&R in Hawaii, and the big island is fascinating. Here are some highlights. Please vote on my next blog series: Would you rather see me first complete my Virtual Italy Vacation series resuming next week, or should I take a detour into some Hawaiian islands explorations? (I will complete both series in whichever order.) Thanks!

So, arrival on the Big Island (view from our lanai above). Our main goal was to get back into the sea for some snorkeling! I’ve been working on my surgery rehab (a long, slow process), and immersion in the clear sea is so wonderfully healing.

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii — 6 Comments

  1. What gorgeous photos! I really want to see your underwater shots of flora and fauna.

    (And the handsome young guy in traditional garb sure brightened my morning!)