Views of Hilo Bay, Travel Photo Mondays #15


Travel Photo Monday


Welcome to Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.



Gorgeous clouds over Hilo Bay

Gorgeous clouds over Hilo Bay



Views of Hilo Bay


It’s late afternoon in Hilo bay and I’m sharing some wonderful afternoon to evening views of Hilo bay while sailing on a catamaran. We are taking a nice slow cruise around the bay and head into adjoining Reeds Bay where the ocean liners dock in Hilo.  It’s a wonderful time of day to be outdoors in Hilo, even with dark moody skies above the town. I actually like to have clouds in my pictures – they create interesting light and amazing skies frame excellent views to the landscape.

Cruising next to the busy port area of Reeds Bay, there are usually cruise ships docked at the terminal, but its quiet today so it’s great to take pictures of the bay and sailboats. There are many sailboats docked here, bobbing up and down in the gentle waves amid quiet views of the bay.


Views of Hilo Bay and harbor

Quiet scene at Reeds Bay




Quiet Reeds bay adjoining Hilo Bay

Quiet Reeds bay adjoining Hilo Bay



 Dark clouds loom over the quiet port of Hilo


The small but busy port of Hilo

The small but busy port of Hilo


The clouds here in Hawaii are always changing and creating dramatic light.


The clouds always change and create interesting light

The clouds always change and create interesting light

Partial sunset views over Hilo Bay and the Hamakua coastline,


                         stunning even without the sun setting on the east side.


Sunset magic over Hilo bay and Hamakua

Sunset magic over Hilo bay and Hamakua coastline


I hope you enjoyed this brief tour of the harbor and views of Hilo bay, it’s spectacular on days like this with amazing clouds and light. Come and take a look at some of the other entries for todays Travel Photo Mondays below.


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22 Responses to Views of Hilo Bay, Travel Photo Mondays #15

  1. Anu@CountryHoppingCouple October 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    All of your pictures are breathtaking! I enjoyed seeing through all of them!

  2. A October 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    People complain about dark moody clouds, but sometimes it makes such interesting photographs. Never been to hilo, or Hawaii actually. One of these days!

  3. Cathy Sweeney October 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Hilo Bay must be an awesome place for a nice, slow cruise. Mr. TWS is a big clouds guy, so I’ll pass this along to him. He’ll love that top shot. Gorgous photos all around!

  4. InsideJourneys October 8, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Wow, stunning skies!
    Love your photos of Hawaii.

  5. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs October 8, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Great pictures as usual! 🙂 It looks like a storm is coming!

  6. Rachel M October 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    You are speaking my language, I’m obsessed with clouds!

  7. Neva Fels October 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    You made even the port look good, you really nailed it. Loved those dramatic dark clouds.

  8. Mo October 7, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Dramatic shots of the sky, simply love it! Cant do that in Ireland now a days, its way to dark for it 😀 lol

  9. Amy October 7, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Beautiful Hilo bay photos, especially the the first one.

  10. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti October 7, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    Beautiful photos of these dramatic clouds that were over Hilo, Noel. The bay looks lovely.

  11. Joyce October 7, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    I enjoyed our catamaran trip-the cloud formations were amazing-how interesting to see them in so many different moods!
    Have a terrific week-

  12. Harsha October 7, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Lovely Captures.. 😀

  13. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} October 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Clouds really do add a lot of texture and interest to a photo, don’t they? We really enjoyed our day in Hilo. You are so fortunate to get to explore it at a more leisurely pace.

  14. muzachan October 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Amazing photos, so colorful…

  15. Mary {The World Is A Book} October 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I remember docking here a few years ago whole on a cruise ship. Honestly, I didn’t even look around much since we were too busy trying to get to the airport to get our rental car. Beautiful views and some of those clouds are so ominous. Thanks for hosting a great hop as always.

  16. Marisol@TravelingSolemates October 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    HI Noel, I indeed enjoyed the tour of the harbor and views of Hilo Beach. Truly spectacular. Amazing clouds and lightings. And stunning photography as usual.

  17. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse October 6, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Thanks a lot for hosting! I love travelling from my armchair thanks to you!

    • Noel October 6, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      thanks Magali for joining, I also love visiting your neck of the woods!


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