Picture of the Day 15.02.2016
It's been another day of driving and I mean a lot of driving. It's not just seems like a lot of driving because you have to go so slow most of the time, no I have already driven over 900 miles since I picked up the car on Thursday. Well they call it Big Island for a reason. First stop today was Hilo, the second bigger town on the Island opposite of Kona. Everyone recommends going there but to be honest it was rather boring, the downtown is tiny and pretty much empty. There are a few old buildings from about a 100 years ago. Unfortunately most of them are in a pretty bad condition, Hawaiian cities really seem to have a problem with poverty. To get there I took the highway straight through the island over the mountain, which was quite a challenge for my car but at least there was no traffic, on the way back I decided to take the coastal road. I still had a lot of time, so I could visit Volcano NP again and also stop at this spot. I actually saw this old pier on my first trip to the volcanoes and knew it would make for a great photo at the right time. And today was that right time. I set up my camera (or better balanced it in the wind on a narrow ledge leading to the pier) and got the shot surprisingly quick, I only got a little bit trenched in sea water, those waves were massive. It was one of those situations where I was happy for the extra weight of a weather proofed camera and glad I spent the extra money on the carbon fiber tripod. My gear, my clothes, my body, everything gets pretty roughed up on this journey.