Cool stuff from the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Some cool stuff from my trip! I will see if I can get some pictures in a submarine soon aswell!
 

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Submarine/Dolphin family. - Ohana
 

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Oh man. I need to go back. So love everything about hawaii. I thought it was two years ago since I've been there and it was only last year. It seems much longer though. You got some great pics. Might have to visit the Big Island next time. We always go to Oahu. Love it on the north shore but they are building up too much. Might be time to try another island.
Thanks for sharing even though it's killing me that I'm not there:mad::D
 

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Haha I'll try and get some good pictures of downtown Kona and the kona cost resort to give you an idea of how kona is, it's pretty cool you may like it! This is my first time to the big island, I've been to maui a long very long time ago when I was little and I loved that island too. We're gonna be going I think tomorow to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Mauna Kea beach. I think it's top 10 beaches in the world. I'll take some pics of that too, I haven't taken many pictures of Kona yet those first ones are near Hilo. But it's great you should definatley take a trip out here!
 

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Been to Kauai and oahu, never did Maui or the Big island. The pics you are sharing is not like I have ever heard of the big island. Everyone makes it sound like the city I live in, Chicago. Your pics are much more like what one thinks of when thinking of hawaii. I will be looking into it for our next trip over. Thanks.
 

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Oh well there are definatley areas like that, but it's more just really old and traditional, it's not as updated as the mainland, and that's Hilo that's like the main city, but still even at night people are just relaxing and going swimming, if you come here I recconmend Kona it's more of the nice tourist area right off the ocean. Those pics in Hilo were from the Hilo Hawaiian hotel near Hilo bay and that's coconut island it's pretty nice. I'll see if I have my list of things you can do and I'll take a pic to give you an idea of the things to do. However you can probably travel the island in 2-3 hrs so anywhere you stay it won't take long to where you wanna go. I'll take some pics of beaches and things to so you can get more of an idea if you'll like it. And no problem I'm glad to share!
 

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I'm posting this one by its self because it is a old abandoned nursery that is haunted, back long ago it burned down and all the nurses and babies inside perished. So sad :( now people say that if you enter you can hear crying sounds in the back round. I looked it up and the story is pretty crazy.
 

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Parts of Hilo and near the airport, the first two is the Hilo Hawaiian and the third is a chocolate factory haha
 

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Manua Kea beach
 

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Man, I so want to be there, NOW. Really, could there be anything bad about Hawaii, no. Those pics made me hungry, the chocolate, thirsty the drinks and so needing a vacation, the beach water and of course the most important the sea turtles. I like the eel coming out of the boat reck. By the pics, looks like your having a great time. How long are you there for?
 

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Awesome pictures! I was always under the impression that sea turtles only came on land to lay eggs. Is that incorrect? They look like they're just "chillin". Either awesome pictures. I'm going to the big island and Maui next summer. Already anxious though.
 

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Awesome pictures! I was always under the impression that sea turtles only came on land to lay eggs. Is that incorrect? They look like they're just "chillin". Either awesome pictures. I'm going to the big island and Maui next summer. Already anxious though.
No, they also go onto the beach to bask in the sun. If you have never been to Hawaii, you will love it. The second you step off the plane, you feel the weight of the world lift from your shoulders. Beautiful place that everyone should visit at least once or every other year, okay I'm addicted:D
 

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Haha it is pretty awesome here and I'm here till sunday! And I an having a great time! It's just so beautiful and peaceful.

I was just swimming at this beach and a baby sea turtle swam up to me. Of course the first thing everyone else does is start petting it and agitating it. I think it was a baby that got lost from the pact because 10 minutes later a very big older lookin one came swimming up to the same spot and went the same way the baby went lookin like it was looking for the baby. Now I could be wrong but that would be pretty cool. Someone took a ton of pictures of the baby so I asked them to send me some, so hopefully they will and I'll be able to post!
 

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Haha it is pretty awesome here and I'm here till sunday! And I an having a great time! It's just so beautiful and peaceful.

I was just swimming at this beach and a baby sea turtle swam up to me. Of course the first thing everyone else does is start petting it and agitating it. I think it was a baby that got lost from the pact because 10 minutes later a very big older lookin one came swimming up to the same spot and went the same way the baby went lookin like it was looking for the baby. Now I could be wrong but that would be pretty cool. Someone took a ton of pictures of the baby so I asked them to send me some, so hopefully they will and I'll be able to post!
Aren't the beaches there patrolled so the turtles are not disturbed? Sea turtles are not suppose to be touched, harassed or stopped from going where they want. I can't believe they don't have people patrolling their turtle beaches. I would have probably gotten into an argument if I seen someone touching them. I do try to protect them myself when I see them.
 

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Aren't the beaches there patrolled so the turtles are not disturbed? Sea turtles are not suppose to be touched, harassed or stopped from going where they want. I can't believe they don't have people patrolling their turtle beaches. I would have probably gotten into an argument if I seen someone touching them. I do try to protect them myself when I see them.
I agree and we told them, it was just a baby too. Normally they do I think but I don't think this is a normal turtle beach, I think the baby just strayed from the pact that's why the older one came in looking, the baby looked lost and trying to go back out but the waves kept pushing the baby back in. Once the older one caught up to the baby they were gone.
 

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I see. On Oahu last year, we did find a off the beaten path /tourist beach in a little neighborhood. My hub and I and a man teaching a woman to snorkel were the only ones there. No one to monitor the turtles. I guess they probably only do the bigger tourist beaches as I'm sure the locals are not as interested in them as the tourist as the locals can see them any time and they know the rules/laws.
 

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