Our home for a week in Puako, Big Island. Lovely house with 2 bedrooms and a small bathroom. It's nicely updated and everything was supplied to make us feel at home. We were able to cook several meals at the house instead of eating out daily. The tide pools in the backyard provided us with turtles and sea creatures during low tides and swimming or snorkeling in the warm water during high tides. Of course, living this close to the ocean has its cons as well. Falling asleep to the sounds of waves and winds takes some getting used to. Dead bugs around the sink, ants circling the trash area, flying beetles, several cockroaches and lizards came with the house. Plus, the platform beds let out a grunt every time one of us turned in the bed, making for a few restless nights.
Long stretches of beach at low tides. Great for walks and exploration without any disturbances.
A sea cucumber
Can't tell whether this was a sea coral or another sea urchin cohabitating with other living creatures.
Turtle lazing in the sun- vacation every day.