Monday morning started with the hope of catching an early morning Lava Boat from the Issac Hale Beach Park. Fortunately for us, there wasn't room for us but more on that later.
Instead, we decided to visit a waterfall that we had read about. It is located about 11 miles north of Hilo. Parking in the parking lot, we took the half mile loop, giving us views of both he Kahuna and the Akaka Falls.
The Akaka Falls, at 442 feet, is the longest free fall waterfall in Hawaii. It is located along the Kolekole River which begins on the slopes of the 13,803 ft Mauna Kea.
The lookout for the Kahuna Falls gives you a view of this cascade working it's way through the forest. There is water everywhere giving to a number of photographic moments.
I do wish I knew the flora and fauna better here on the island. It is quite impressive.
After our short walk, we stoped at a roadside stand for fresh pineapple and coconut. I'm not sure if it could get any better.