The active Kilauea volcano, seen best at night:
Hiking through the lava filled crater:
Piles of lava called cairns mark the trail through the crater:
The rain forests were dense and beautiful:
Walking through the Thurston Lava Tube:
Stopped at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach which is made of lava chips and saw the sea turtles who like to go there and rest:
Stopped for some lunch at What's Shakin' and had an interesting fruit called Rambutan, which we encountered at just about every meal throughout the week. It's actually a bland kind of fruit - do you think they serve this just for the tourists?
A few more short hikes and then it was on to The Four Seasons in Kailua-Kona for some sun, swimming, golfing and wonderful meals. Here's the view from our room at sunset one night:
And there was even some time for knitting. I managed to work on one sock for my husband with Opal sock yarn in their Vincent Van Gogh series. This yarn is named Gaugin's Chair after one of the Van Gogh paintings:
Have a great weekend and check out what others are knitting at Tami's blog.