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On the big island of Hawaii

Tuna boats moored at Hilo

It rains a whole lot in Hilo, and this makes for nice waterfalls.

Vantage point above Waipio Valley.

The active volcano at the Volcano National Park smokes away.

Inside Thurston Lava Tube.

Onlookers watch steam rise as lava flows into the Pacific.

Spectacular views from the top of Mount Kilauea. At 14000 feet this peak is considerably colder than the rest of tropical Hawaii.

The eurocentric marker commemorating Captain James Cook's death.

Coffee cherries growing on the Kona coast.

Friendly little beggar.

The Guard Gecko at the famous Lulu's restaurant.

Tile sport fishing mosaic.

Honokohau Harbor at night, blasted out of solid lava rock in the '70s, it is really the only sheltered harbor on the Kona Coast.

A Turtle is called "Honu" in Hawaiian.

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