Driving the Puna Coastline – a photo tour


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A drive along the Puna coastline

 Driving the Puna Coastline – a photo tour

It’s been awhile since I’ve gone out to enjoy a beautiful day outside, I know you would think living in Hawaii that you would want to be outdoors everyday.  That’s true, but it’s also easy to get distracted by daily chores, Internet activities and other distractions that occur daily.

 But waking up early and seeing the sky so clear and blue has induced me to spend a little time outdoors…..


somewhere by the ocean – heading out to take a nice drive along the coastline in the Puna district.



I love driving under these tree canopies covering the roadway along the Red Road in Puna….its so lush!


~ what do you think – gorgeous right?




Driving along there are some peek-a-boo views to the ocean and secret bays – stopping to enjoy the amazing views like this one below….






It’s a great drive and the breezes coming from the ocean are soooo nice against my face.




It’s pleasant enough to just sit and enjoy the view, watch the surfers and look at different shades of blue ocean around the bay – the Wind is kicking up and creating a surfing frenzy….




Even the skies are brilliant today, with Puffy clouds over head…dreamy….


Glad I took the drive and enjoyed a few hours outdoors – isn’t this what its all about in paradise?


– Have you done a fun road trip lately….tell me where did you go that I should also visit soon?


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24 Responses to Driving the Puna Coastline – a photo tour

  1. Mike July 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    What beautiful pictures and I had never heard of the Puna Coastline. Thank you 🙂

  2. Debbie July 24, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Such gorgeous vistas! How wonderful to actually live there. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

    • Noel July 24, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Thanks Debbie for the comment, appreciate it. Come and link up with us next Monday for the Travel Photo Monday carnival I host 🙂

  3. Insidejourneys July 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Stunning photos, Noel. You do indeed live in Paradise.
    I know how easy it is to make things fade into the background so I hope you leave the daily chores, the Internet, etc., to enjoy it more.

  4. pmaghamfar July 11, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Lovely photos – and I have lovely memories of Hawaii. My husband and I were married in Honolulu in 1978 – just the two of us, a judge and his clerk who served as a witness. It worked for us – 34 years later here we are. We lived just outside of Honolulu (Hawaii Kai) for a little over a year before moving back to CA. It took us 20 years before we returned to visit Maui and the Big Island, which we love.

    • Noel July 11, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Thanks so much for that comment, what a wonderful history of living on the island, thanks for sharing this.

  5. Suzanne Fluhr (Just One Boomer) July 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    It looks like we’ll be in Paradise, um, I mean Hawaii, for three months next winter. I’ll be checking your photo collection for inspiration about where to go.

  6. Irene July 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    What beautiful pictures! I can almost see the wind!

  7. I love driving and good scenery so this would be perfect!

  8. Cathy Sweeney July 2, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    Gorgeous pics — each one! Love how you caught that surfer. Almost looks like you had to be on a board next to him. 🙂 We really enjoy road trips — long ones or those close to home. Have you taken the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coast?

  9. Nancie July 1, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Beautiful shots! Thanks for posting at Travel Photo Thursday.
    That first b&w shot is very dramatic. It would make a nice wall hanging.

  10. Sensibletraveler June 29, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    The photo of the surfer is AMAZING! I know what you mean by taking the everyday beauty for granted. I grew up in the great plains of the Red River Valley of the north. Every time I visit I tell myself–was it always this peaceful and beautiful?!

  11. Amy Moore June 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    We took this drive in August of last year. It was beautiful (as are your pictures!)

    • Noel June 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      Hi Amy,

      Glad you got to visit, isn’t it beautiful? Thanks for the comments.

  12. SizzleandZoom June 28, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Did you take all these photos? They are magnificent!

    • Noel June 28, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      thank you, yes these are my images, it’s an inspiring place!

  13. Average Traveller June 28, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    It’s hard to take a bad picture in Hawaii but it’s also hard to get great ones like these!

  14. Marisol@TravelingSolemates June 28, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    The Red Road is definitely gorgeous. Thanks for taking us on a breathtaking ride in your paradise. Lovely photos.

  15. budgettraveltalk June 28, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    I do like these photos. They are surprising, I felt myself looking forward to what the next one might be.

  16. Lisa Goodmurphy June 27, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Beautiful photos – the surfer is my favourite! We have only visited Hawaii (Maui and Oahu) once but it remains one of the loveliest places that I have ever been.

  17. Tonya Prater (@travelermom) June 27, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Beautiful photos! Yes, I did take a road trip recently, but my views don’t even begin to compare with yours. Although if you’re into roadside attractions….

  18. muzachan June 27, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Great photos 🙂


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