Guest Cottages at Volcano Tree House
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Although we are now at volcano on the big island I haven't yet updated from the last 2 days on Maui so here goes:
friday - the road to Hana. This is one of the most famous trips to make on Maui about 50 miles on a bendy busy road with a speed limit of 25 mph with 15 mph around bends and over one way bridges. Well pretty damn scary if you are an …
... stay much longer. We are using snorkel equipment left here at the house for our use. That is a good thing because there doesn't seem to be anywhere to rent equipment around here. After snorkeling, we stopped at the Ahalanui Beach park. This is thermal heated natural pool the locals use as well as visitors. A very electic group of people were here the day we were there. Lunch was at Isaac Hale park as ...
... quite scary as they grow so large they look like something out of a horror movie. I particularly did not like the banyan trees whose aerial roots looked like they would grab you at any time. The sheer scale of the plants is hard to capture in pictures it really is like someone gave the forest plant food.
After the falls we drove down the scenic coast road to the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens. Ali wanted to see the orchids so we thought it was worth the stop off. ...
... orange glow from inside. This meant we had a 2 hour wait for sunset. So we headed to the souvenir shop and looked around the museums before relaxing in the car for an hour. The wait was worth it as, once it got dark, we walked down and stood watching as the smoke glowed a bright orange colour. Strangely, it created a really magical feeling in the air so it was lovely to just stand and watch, taking in this once in a life time chance to see an active volcano.
... never stopped - they have over 170 junior ranger badges), and talked with a ranger about the different hikes in the area. We also watched a movie that showed some highlights in the park followed by a short safety video.
We decided to do our long hike first as to avoid the hottest part of the day. We started on our 4 mile hike - Kilauea Iki Trail. Before we started the hike we enjoyed the amazing view of the floor of ...
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