The "Wai oli Hui ia Church in Hanalei Kauia is the most photographed church on any of the islands. It was established by American Christian Missionaries in 1834 and you can learn more about it at http://www.hanaleichurch.org/About_Us.html.
This was one of several Monk Seals we saw lounging on Poipu Beach in Kauai. These seals are protected and there are fines in place as high as $25,000.00 for endangering or harassing them. When they swim up on the beach the life guards quickly erect a barricade around them. As they relax and regain the strength they need to hunt and avoid predators beach goers continue beaching around the familiar sight.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.