Saturday, July 07, 2012

Hawaiian Islands Have It All

Hawaii! A mere mention of this word is enough to generate a very warm and bright-as-sun feeling  inside anybody. Yes! The diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of long sandy beaches and oceanic surrounding... all these make Hawaii a popular destination for tourists and surfers. And to add to this list, some really active volcanoes enhance Hawaii's charm.

An archipelago comprising of volcanic islands in northern Pacific Ocean, Hawaii presents some amazing sites to its visitors. The eight islands at south-eastern end of the archipelago are the most frequently visited ones; and amongst them Maui (the Valley Isle), Kauai (the Garden Isle), Oahu (the Gathering Place) and Hawaii (the Big Island) are the most scenic ones. While Niihau (the Forbidden Isle) is also very scenic but is privately owned.

Roam about in one of the most lovely places on earth through photographs... All these photos are by David Hellard 
of Recalibration Photography 
The beaches on the island of Maui are a perfect place to enjoy sun-bathing
A long shot of a beach on Maui Island. The Island is known as Valley Isle
Kauai Island is aptly known as the Garden Isle for its beautiful landscapes
Surfing and other water sports on various islands are major tourist attractions
The volcanic rocks of Hawaiian islands do present some intriguing topography 
Rock, sand and water are the three main ingredients of Hawaii archipelago
The catamarans and speedboats are main mode of transportation between islands 
What is the better way to explore nooks and corners of islands than a small boat!
It can just be mesmerizing on a cloudy day on any of the islands of Hawaii
Again, this is Maui, the Valley Isle. Does it remind you of an Arabian movie?
Sunset in Maui. Every hour of the day is loaded with a colour of its own
Hawaiian beaches are not sandy always. One does encounter rocky patches at times
The sand is not white like on coral islands, as it is loaded with volcanic minerals
The beach houses and resorts are prefect place to live throughout the year
The local children enjoying the sea. The original population is of Polynesian decent 
Again, this is Maui. A perfect setting for a relaxed living, with sea as you neighbour
There are many volcanoes that are still active. This one is Haleakala on Maui
A remote corner in Maui. Nature's blend of turquoise water and fertile hills

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