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We met the Warrens at 8 to the main lodge for breakfast - fresh papaya and yogurt and bread. Very nice and light. We left the lodge around 9.
Ira has planned a few spots for today. We would first drive to Hilo, visit a large lava tube along the way and then to a viewpoint to see the volcano crater. Then we would visit the botanic garden, view the steaming bluff, a couple of waterfalls, and the waipio ...
... to me all the time. You can never stop learning. You can never stop trying to understand how amazing God actually is.
I know some of you following my updates and blog may not really be into God or anything like that but that's totally cool. I hope that you are still interested in my time here and know that the work that I am being trained to do is just beyond what I could ever handle on my own. On outreach we work with orphans, woman and children who ...
... this is a very new island (geologically speaking) so the terrain is very rugged in places and there are some big drops down into the sea.
The road down to Kealakekua Bay was a bit if a squeeze at times but the Impala handled it no problem.
It's a long story but in a nutshell Capt. Cook arrived in Hawaii and was greeted as a God, he hung around for a while and then left but one of his ships snapped a mast so he then came back to ...
... went off shore, not real far at all, the boats have very big lights that they shine into the water which attracts plankton, this is Manta Ray's favourite food. We put on wet suits, snorkels, goggles and flippers, you go off the back of the boat into the water and they had a raft made out of noodles for you to hold onto. The Manta Rays swim under you, they come very close to you, their mouths are huge and ...
... several spinner dolphins that weren't too far from shore. Walked along the sea wall to our favorite shaved ice place and imagined what the area will look like in a couple weeks when the Ironman Triathlon is in full swing. We saw a number of (obvious) triathletes getting familiar with the area. Got my obligatory henna tattoo and finally ...
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