Ohia Plantation House
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After breakfast and a walk around the grounds at the Marriott, we loaded up and drove to Hilo. We took the saddle road across the island.. We saw some sheep. The saddle road is between two mountain peaks. We got to Hilo and did some shopping at wal mart then we headed further south to our rental. ...
... for 40 minutes for lunch (a wrap and a packet of chips) and to acclimatise again and then back to the ship for about 3pm.
Dinner in the Skyline restaurant wasn't as good at it had been on the first night. Went to the auditorium and it was Toby Beau and his wife and they were trying really hard, but we hadn't heard most of their songs. The auditorium is freezing.
Then it was 9.30pm and we went on deck ...
... and walk out to the lava. They had no idea this involved either a 8 mile hike or an expensive 6 mile guided hike through private land. We felt so thankful we had seen the lava and that our experience was so wonderful.
After lots of fun pictures, (we especially liked the sign that said 'road closed' covered in lava) we walked the half mile back down the road and then walked a short distance to look out over the ocean from ...
... possible, reached down, and touched the lava with the whisk. The skin of the lava was a lot tougher than we had expected, and it was hard to push the whisk in. The extreme heat of the lava made it even more difficult. We felt like if we stayed there too long, the hair would singe off our arms! The temperature of the lava can get up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit!! We tried pushing the whisk into the lava, but the heat kept us from being able to ...
... close. The temperature was getting HOT and our guide stopped to give us detailed instructions on following her footsteps very carefully. Some of the rocks we were now walking on were only a hour or so old. They were hot to the touch and likely filled with hot magma in the center. The guide was continuously stopping and observing the landscape for the best route and touching the rocks to make certain they would withstand our body weight. There is was.....hot lava. We had ...
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