Thursday, January 28, 2016
My first hike home after our trip to Hawaii and I found an owl dead on the frozen creek.
It appears that it hit the power lines overhead & fell to the creek below.
Its a great horned owl.
What a beautiful creature. I love how the patterns of its feathers mimic the tree bark.
And look at those talons.
Due to federal regulations, people cannot possess raptors or any part of them,
so I had to leave him to decompose in the woods.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
On Maui, there is a well known road that snakes through the rainforest behind the
Haleakala Crater. It is 52 miles to the small town of Hana with over 600 turns & 59 bridges.
There are lots of waterfalls from the rain flowing down the mountainside.
There are lovely black sand beaches
Its a fun trip!
Monday, January 25, 2016
I checked off national park number 43 at Maui's Haleakala National Park.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Walking along the beach today, we saw sea turtles
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
We visited national park #42, Hawai'i Volcanoes on the big island.
The park is the site of two of the world's most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa & Kilauea
This is Kilauea which has been erupting since 1983.
Hot steam & gases are escaping from the caldera which is an amazing sight after dark.
There are cracks in the earth from earthquakes.
It's an other worldly place that you have to see to believe.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
If you come to Hawaii, you should visit Pearl Harbor.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
We are on our way to Hawai'i! This is our first glimpse of the islands from our plane.
We landed in Honolulu and went to the Aulani Disney Resort, a beautiful place to start our trip.