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Travel Blogs from Holualoa
... any scrapes where we had lunch and were able to see a rare Monk seal and her calf. We were told there's only 1100 of these in existence, and most are male, so in the car later we did some maths and figured that with less than 500 females, only half of which would be of an age able to reproduce, and then others dying, you'd be lucky to increase the number by 100 in a year... making it a long time before they're not endangered.
Reading the warning signs everywhere, and ...
... this week, not telling you those either just yet, we thought it would be good.
So we went to Big K Mart and brought a Intova Sports HD a mini camera that goes underwater and on ski helmets, we thought the boys will be impressed in Canada.
The gentleman who served us was 85 and a lovely man, we got talking as you do when they say where are you from and you say Australia that starts ...
... Hilo area is close to the volcanoes area, but is home to a lot of the ranches and farmland here ( macadamias and coffee are very popular). the area is very much a working type community, while the Kona area is more for tourists and resorts.
The other feature to this side of the Island is the tremendous forest, valleys and rivers. This part of the island gets a lot more rainfall than the west. Apparently having 5 large volcanoes in gone middle of the ...
... We then went for a lovely Italian meal over the road as it was the only food for over a mile and we weren't walking anymore, luckily it was absolutely delicious and not too expensive!
We had two main jobs for the next day: get a hire car and book a horse riding tour. So we got up pretty early and caught the bus to the airport where we hired a car for the duration of our stay. It wasn't as nice as the Mustang but it was still good enough. With our new wheels, we set ...
... humpback whales. A few fun facts about humpback whale,
- Hawaiian name: Kohola
- Type of whale: Baleen whale (v.s toothed whale like Orca & Dolphin)
- Birth weight & size: 1.5 tons and 10-16 feet long
- Grown size: School Bus size
- Diet: Krill, plankton, herring & other small fish
- Vocal: Only male sings, no female are attracted to the male sound