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... curvy road back up to the overlook to enjoy the beautiful views. On our drive home, we stopped at Ken's pancake house for dinner. We ate a local favorite called Loco Moco. (Rice topped with a hamburger patty, egg, and brown gravy). It was interesting, but actually pretty good. Wednesday is pretty much a layover day. We started out by going out to the waters edge by the house to watch and listen to the ...
... our favourite places of our whole time away. Also, we can't thank Patricia enough for her hospitality and kindness. She really helped make our stay so wonderful and we couldn't have found anywhere more perfect to stay. Although we never got to say goodbye properly, we left her a note and she has been in touch by email. We would wholeheartedly recommend anyone coming here to go and stay with her. So with great sadness we say Mahalo and Aloha to the Big Island and our Hawaiian mum, Patricia! ...
... to plant growth.
Next we came to several steam vents. There was one especially large one. Lots of steam was coming out and made for a very different environment. Greg and the girls walked up a short path to be closer to the vent. I stayed below to get some pictures of everyone up by the vent. We finished up our hike with a picture of Greg standing in the vast lava and commented that he is older than dirt - in this case, ...
... the ocean entry. We walked steadily forward, crusty lava crunching under our hiking boots. At one point we stopped and looked inland up towards the side of the mountain. Our guide pointed out a spot where he could already see lava flowing. I couldn't see it, but Stephanie could. He said it flowed from here all the way to the ocean in large, underground lava tubes. In places, small amounts came up to the surface in surface flows.
... when it comes to conservation. In the back yard we thought we had a pool but later discovered that is was a water catcher. Here, most houses catch the water from the nearly daily rains and then use that water for showers, dishwashers and laundry. We also noticed everywhere we went they gave little to no paper products. Less trash!!! It was definitely a nice change from the mainland. Since we arrived at dusk time.......we just took some photos of our place, unpacked, caught ...
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