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... It was still raining, so we decided to eighty six the visit to the zoo, and just headed back to the cabin to chill. Took the opportunity to get some laundry done. Went to the rec center and played some ping pong. I went to the mini theater, and had a private showing of Terminator Genesis. it was a very relaxing afternoon, we all just vegged.
It was still raining, albeit a very soft and stead rain, but still going at sunset.
And so we arrived on our fourth and final Hawaiian Island, the island of 'Hawaii', or better known locally as 'The Big Island'.
This is the biggest of all the Hawaiian Islands and is quite literally one big bubbling volcano. There are five volcanoes on the island but one in particular is the most active volcano on the planet and has been erupting continuously since 1983!
And so it was ...
... the lava rock trail, we came to a circular board walk around some of the rocks. The markings on them weren't particularly clear and the majority just looked like large dots inside bigger circles. These however represented 'piko' (the umbilical cord). Families with genealogical ties to the land would come to Pu'uloa (large hill) to place the umbilical cord of their child, in the hope that the 'mana' (spiritual guiding energy) would bless their child, providing them with ...
Monday, April 20, 2015
Welcome to Hilo, Hawaii
Today we decided to do something different. Prior to coming on this cruise (see grand adventure) we decided to avoid the hassles involved with a group shore excursion – we booked a car for the day with Enterprise Rentals. The freedom to go where we wanted, and stop whenever we wanted was so liberating. We loved it – and the wonderful folks at Enterprise gave us a complementary upgrade from a ...
... coming from the crater lighting up the smoke. The lava pool is still bubbling away.
Now i should mention that the weather here is somewhat tropical. Hilo gets up to 10 metres of rainfall each year, making it one of the wettest places on earth. We can go from a nice sunny day, then it buckets down, then its sunny again. We have had a lot of rain each night as well.
Oh the joys of tropical weather.
Today is waterfalls day. First we visit Rainbow ...