Lotus Garden Cottages
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... being landlocked draws you to the ocean. We have enjoyed exploring the beaches, on foot, and have found some beauties. Our most recent discovery was Onekahakaha Beach Park, in south Hilo. This is a beach that even we could frolic in - protected by boulders, shallow, sandy entry and bottom. Perfect for Adam & Amy's little keikis. :) And we will miss the honu. When we first arrived, I was thrilled just to see them. But they have become such a regular part of our days ...
... at the time, although in retrospect, it was quite interesting. Most of the carvings were of circles - some up to 10-12 inches in diameter but the majority were small - more like holes dug into the rock. When I got there, Kara had already been there awhile and told me that the people made the small circles to represent the birth of a child. Along with all the circles, there were obvious representations of human figures and maybe ...
... were driving on Maui.
On the way to the cottage we stopped at the black sand beach where the sand is like miniature black pebbles. This was as a result of the lava meeting the water and shattering. On the beach there were green turtles nesting.
We had a big drive of 2 and a half hours to the cottage where we will be staying for the next 3 nights. Oh my, it is getting really cold as we climb up to into the ...
... Museum, we were able to see the glowing source of the current eruption. It was cold, so we had to bundle up. The caldera was vivid at night, and lit up the clouds with a orange-pink glow. Kilauea produces 250k - 650k cubic yards of lava per day. It has flowed about 13 miles, sometimes above ground and sometimes through lava tubes, currently to the coastal village of Pahoa where we drove the ...
... direction we headed anyway.
As we started to head inland and towards the other coast, you could see a change in the scenery. The side we were staying on is mostly volcanic, so unless you're in a resort area that is well-maintained and regularly irrigated, it's completely dry like a desert. However, once you start driving around where you actually get some rain, there are trees and fields for farming. And then, once we were on the Old Mamalohoa ...