By John Penisten

Written by way of a resident, it is a consultant to adventurous goals in Hawaii, describing the simplest diving, hiking, cruising, kayaking, procuring and different points of interest.

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Heed any hazard warnings or posted signs. If you are unsure, make inquiries about local road and weather conditions. In each major island chapter, the Information Sources section lists the telephone contact for the National Weather Service office on that island. A call will provide the current weather conditions and immediate area forecast. 38 n Information Sources above and below the meter reading to ensure that one of your photos will be perfect. You can also use your camera’s built-in flash or a portable flash to fill in and brighten dark shadow areas.

The tour operators listed for each island run a variety of itineraries, taking advantage of each island’s attractions and geophysical attributes. The tours offered are usually comprehensive and include the bike and all necessary equipment, helmet, raingear, water, snacks and/or lunch, etc. The bike shops and others listed can also provide additional information on biking the islands, so don’t hesitate to call on them. The rules that govern hiking trails can generally be applied to biking trails as well.

Keep in mind that early morning and late afternoon or early evening hours are the best times for picture-taking because the natural outdoor lighting is usually mellow and golden. These are the best times to take dramatic outdoor pictures. The sun produces heat very fast in the tropics. Leaving your camera and film to “bake” in a closed car can ruin the emulsions of your film and adversely affect the operation of your camera and lens mechanisms. Sand from the beach is another problem. Fine gritty sand can get into the camera’s mechanism, on the mirror or in the lens.

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