The Great Wall (8) and 'Ale'ale'a (12)
It's solid, it isn't a wall.  Photo taken
from on top of the
Ka-ahumanu Stone
Ka-ahumanu Stone (13)
Robin's looking for the old Heiau site
A closer view of The Great Wall (8)
Halau (7)
This is the larger of the two structures,
containing two outrigger canoes
Halau (7)
This is the smaller of the
two structures
And more sunsets at Ray &
Ellen's house!
Coming up out of the end.  The tube is
collapsed from this point on-->
This is what it look like looking forward
That's the hole we came out of
<--Back at the road.  I'm standing on
top of the opening.

Ellen went back down to get Ray's &
Robin's hats-->
When we stopped for lunch, we were
struck by this amazing tree.  Ellen (left
w/ Ray) asked a guy working there
(bottom center) what the name of the
tree was.  "Phred," he said.  (Just
The tree is a
Royal Poinciana or
maybe it's an
African Violet.  We're not
sure.  Maybe both...
Photos 2, page 6
June 24, 2006
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (City of Refuge)
Robin walking along beside
June 25, 2006
Exploring a lava tube
There was this lava tube beside the
highway.  We decided to explore
Our intrepid team:  Robin, Ray, and Ellen.  It was really hot out there on the
lava so we all wore our straw hats to protect us from the sun
But then, of course, we were going into a cave, so Robin and Ray removed their hats.  A lave tube is formed when the
upper layers solidify and then a river of molten lava will tunnel through below.  This is what's left.
Along the way, there were breaks in the ceiling where the roof had collapsed, letting in light.  This made it much less
claustrophobic.  It occurred to me that maybe we should wear hard hats, but then it occurred to me that hard hats would
be of little help if the roof caved in!
Walking back on the surface over where we'd been.  The holes are collapsed areas that we'd passed through.  In the
left photo, you can see the road and traffic in the background.