Posts under ‘Places to See’

Papakolea Green Sand Beach, coffee and honey

The Papakolea Green Sand Beach is  a long drive (1.5 to 2 hours from the house) and a long hike (1-1.5 miles for the 3 mile hike) to the green sand beach, but worth it for the day excursion, especially if stop by one of the coffee farms in Ka’u for some coffee, local honey [...]

O-Bon Dance in Honomu

Honomu is just a 15 minute drive North up the coast from our house and is on the way to Akaka Falls State Park (another 5 minutes from Honomu). The village (of about 500) itself is a nice place to grab some ice cream or lunch and then check out the Buddhist temple and the huge [...]

The islands were formed by a pancake?

The prevailing theory is that the Hawaiian Islands were formed “in sequence by volcanic activity as the Pacific plate drifted over a thin, hot plume rising from deep inside the Earth.” Well, new studies suggest maybe they were formed by a pancake, a hot pocket of abnormally hot rock sitting right under the islands. Whatever [...]