Hawaii has been on my mind. Hubby and I adored our trip there a couple of years back and really want to take our baby-chan. However, wee one is at an age and stage where long flights seem like a really bad idea.
I don’t think we can fly longer than 6-7 hours. My top choices are Hawaii and Iceland. Which should we choose?!
Well, instead of deciding now, let’s take a look at glorious Hawaiian sunsets.
Besides Volcanoes National Park, another absolute visit on the Big Island in Hawaii is Mauna Kea. We didn’t have a 4×4 to make the drive to the top but going only as far as the Visitor Information Station was enough.
After watching the sun drop from the sky above the clouds, we hiked back to the visitor centre to see jaw-dropping views of the moon through powerful telescopes. Seeing the moon as we did that night stunned me speechless – its beauty was perfect. I have not looked at the moon the same since.
I can’t remember who took this picture – probably Hitoshi. It turned out better than expected.
It’s likely my imagination but the moon seems closer in Hawaii.
Our bed and breakfast near Kona was perched up the side of a long mountain. We were far above the ocean but it made for spectacular views. It was such a treat to watch the sun set while lying by the pool and being wooed by the cat.
Hitoshi and the cat danced and played while I took around 60 photos of the sun setting.
I upped the contrast only a smidgen to cover a bit of vegetation in the foreground. This deep bronzy orange was what the sunset looked like. Seeing it on countless postcards from Hawaii and then in person, the colors were still surprising.
Sunrise or sunset – do you have a preference?