The very first place I visited on the Big Island was the Pololu Valley. It is located on the northern part of the island in Makapala, HI. From the hotel there were two different routes to get there. The first option, the most direct route, would have taken roughly 50 min to get there. Option two was to take a little big longer route with a more scenic view. I chose to take the more scenic route via Kohala Mountain Road. The roads on the big island were often windy and sometim
I was on my way to the Waiapola Valley Lookout when I saw a sign. It read Laupahoehoe Harbor. I didn't have a specific plan for the day, and the Waiapola Valley wasn't going anywhere. I decided to take a detour and check out the harbor. After a few twists and turns and a free-range chicken crossing, I approached the harbor. It was a pleasant surprise. It had amazing scenery and fierce wave crashing on the rocky coastline. I hung around there grabbing some wonderful snapshots.