Ki’i view at Hale o Keawe #halauaola2018 #honaunau #yellowtangs

Happy birthday Iliahi!!🎉👧🏻#partytime #honaunau

Snorkel mornings 🐠🦀🐬🐢

Pretty little church. Painted with a tropical theme by a self taught Priest in the late 1800s. .
#hawaii #tbi #honaunau #captaincook

Saint Benedict's Catholic Church (also called simply The Painted Church) [19°26′21″N 155°53′33″W] is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Honaunau, Hawaii. It was built between 1899-1902 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary Father John Velghe, who then painted frescoes along the interior ceiling and walls. An untrained folk-artist, Fr. Velghe depicted various biblical scenes, such as Cain's murder of Abel, Jesus refusing the Devil, and the writing on the wall, as well as a vivid illustration of sinners in Hell.While the building itself is small and rectangular, Fr. Velghe painted Gothic vaults above the altar, creating the illusion of a European Gothic cathedral, inspired particularly by Burgos Cathedral. ~wikipedia

After over a week abroad, it’s nice being home with @konabrewingco #liquidaloha #keoua #honaunau #paddlerinserepeat

I thought the trees might like to share last night's Sunset attention


It’s easy to get caught up in what you think you would love when exploring new places! Especially since I love all things tiki related! This was a little disappointing though. I’m quite sure the crowd had something to do with it. I was hoping with it being sacred ground to the Hawaiian’s that I would be something else. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved seeing their re-created tikis. To me the most important part was getting to see the sea turtles! They seemed just as curious about us as, we were them. Then on the way out my roadside heart caught a glimpse of the Hawaiian shoe tree. Which is a telephone pole that has a bunch of random flippy floppy‘s nailed to it. 🌸🤙🌺🐟🏝❤️🐢 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
#thebigisland #honaunau #roadsideamerica #offthebeatenpath #vacationmode #konahawaii #roadsideattraction #itsthelittlethings #travelnerd #exploreyourworld #aloha

Well I made a mistake in researching the wrong island on shoreline fishing. The company we were going to use wasn’t here. Wrong island. Which I felt really bad about so unfortunately that idea was cancelled. Instead we packed up the suv and headed off. Angel was a good sport in that! I’m sure it will be an ongoing joke now. 🤦🏻‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
I’m a fan of all roadside offbeat spots. This here, was one of the scariest, yet most beautiful drives we’ve ever done! The roads were so tight, that a single mistake would leave you toppling down the volcano mountain it was built on. What’s really impressive is the silence here. From the graveyard to the view of the ocean. It was everything that I hoped I would feel in this place. The painted gothic style Catholic Church was built in 1899. In those days with so few Hawaiian’s reading, Father John Velghe painted biblical scenes on the interior of his church. It’s impressive that with no formal skills, he crafted these. I am afraid that time will take hold of his art one day. My clips and pictures don’t capture it well, but I tried! The breezy temperatures felt comfortable atop this mountain. All the windows in the sanctuary were open to let it all inside! I’m so thankful we drove off the beaten path. ❤️🌺👏✝️🤙🌊🌸 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
#thebigisland #honaunau #thepaintedchurch #roadsideamerica #offthebeatenpath #vacationmode #konahawaii #roadsideattraction #itsthelittlethings #travelnerd #exploreyourworld #aloha

Underwater Spinner Dolphins in Hawaii

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