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I started the morning with a walk to the black sand beach, where it was very quiet (a little blue sky, still, few people) and the turtles were resting. When my companion was ready, we walked down again, so that she could see the beach. We found the ruins behind the lagoon and looked at them. Not a lot online about what they were.
After that, it was all work. We drove to Volcano, found the rental house, left our stuff, then drove to ...
... little spendy. Nevermind. Groceries next. Then, we started the drive south, through the various terrains. It was pouring rain near Captain Cook, and was cool and windy when we stopped to look at the lava flows. We drove down to South Point, to see it. Arrived late to the condos, had a little difficulty with the key, but all was resolved without too much delay. Made dinner, then do ...
Today Kara decided to sleep in again - she says because it was the other side of the island - so we had an even later start after our usual breakfast of huevos rancheros, tortilla chips & fruit salad. I have an extra special pic to go with the fruit salad.
I had been obsessed with getting to see the latest lava flow in Pahao. The young woman cashier in the park gift shop had told us about the beautiful transfer station and ...
... a close eye on the forecast as it's supposed to rain in the next day or two as well - but we're hoping for clear skies by Thursday.
Our first day in Hawaii was busy but incredible. Being here is like being on another planet. Black volcanic rock is everywhere, and it makes you realize just how violent and volatile this island actually is. Fun tidbit - 8 of the 13 climate zones exist here. I can't wait to explore more of them!
... up Mauna Kea and then down. We went through clouds, rain, and even some sun. The Big Island is known to have 11 of 13 climate zones. I don’t know how many we drove through today, but it seemed like we hit at least 7 or 8.
It was about 6:30 when we started to descend Mauna Kea. Since we were heading west, we saw the sun set and it was spectacular!
It was hard to chose photos - Marty shot over 300, so I had to narrow them down.