The Star of The Sea is an old, wooden Catholic Church that has been physically moved to avoid being disintegrated by lava flows. The church is in Kalapana which is on the Big Island. I’ve been wanting to shoot the inside for a while and took a little time today to do just that. A photo of the church being moved is here.
The ebook will be ready very soon and will contain more than 60 images from the Red Road! The ebook will be a photo centric ebook, with numerous full page images and a brief history of the Red Red.
The Red Road is one of the most beautiful drives you’ll find anywhere on the planet, complete with rocky coastline, tide pools and black sand beaches. Almost all of the areas are family friendly and accessible. Stay tuned!
This black sand beach is a gem on the Puna Coast. The sand is jet black, soft and plentiful. The beach is an unofficial ‘clothing optional’ beach, so you might want to check it out before taking the family.
Kehena is pretty much hidden along the Red Road. If you don’t know where it is you simply won’t find it. There are no signs showing the way. If you want to check it out while you are travelling the Red Road, drop me a line via the comments and I’ll tell you how to get there!
Not really a sea arch, more like a lava tube that has partially collapsed at the coast. A HUGE lava tube. Can you imagine the amount of lava this baby pumped into the ocean?
Son-in-law Adam is in the frame to give us some perspective. If you don’t know where this is, you’ll drive right by it as you cannot see it until you get our of your vehicle. Then again, it is on the wild side and most people never come this way.
Image from this past Halloween night in a park that is supposed to be full of ‘night marchers’ and bad spirits. Legend has it that ancient Hawaiian warriors still walk the King’s Trail (a lava road built between 1836-1855), also called King’s Highway and Mamalahoa Trail. The trail just about went around the entire Big Island and sections of it are easily seen if you know what to look for. More on that later. Supposedly, the trail ran (or runs) right through this State Park. There have been murders, rapes, beatings, etc at this location. It is far removed from any town and police are virtually non-existent at the park. That’s why three of us went with the appropriate shiny, noisy self-defense items resting comfortably about us.
Despite the evil and sadness of it’s past, the beauty along the coast is apparent. That’s why we went and we were not disappointed. I’m sure this is a time of night that the vast, vast, vast majority of people will never see from this vantage point. Just too damn wild.
If you look carefully, you can see three people sitting on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean in the middle right of the photo. Shot was made close to midnight.