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... close-up of the moon. It was really amazing. And really cold. Which is why at 10pm everyone was happy to climb back in the van for the drive back. It had been the perfect last evening of my stay at Hawaii. Now it is time to leave the islands behind and fly to San Francisco, where I'll finally get to see my J again after three months apart. We will be taking a roadtrip of the Northwestern States and I am very much looking forward to it. Bring it on, ...
Nov 26, 2013
Five days in Hawaii
Friday: Hilo, Hawaii
Our ship is in Hilo all day today, on the wet, eastern side of the big island of Hawaii. Greg and I booked a helicopter tour, flying over the lava fields of Kilauea volcano. The volcano is still active, so we saw amazing lava flows. We also flew over the remains of the village of Kalapana; it was destroyed in 1992 by an eruption and is slowing being rebuilt on top of the cooled lava fields. The whole tour was ...
... s the place. Ended up at dead end where administrative office was. The receptionist thought we were a bit odd that stumbling into the office. The positive sides are now we know where the seahorse farm and kampachi farm are.
Very good presentation at NELHA, highly recommended for anyone with interests in energy & biology. There're quite a few companies near the NELHA complex. Most of them do not open to public for tours, ...
... 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 ...
... the history of the Greenwell family, we enjoyed learning about the land, items grown and how the Vog has affected this area. We also indulged in some great $36 a pound Kona coffee.
Our day ended at the Mamalahoa Hot Tubs & Massage company. What a treat, fabulous setting along with a great relaxing time in the tub and then an amazing massage. We could get used to this ...
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