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Travel Blogs from Captain Cook
If there is one thing that Hawai'i's Big Island seems made for, it is scenic driving. After a day of relaxing at the beach, a bit of snorkelling, and admiring the gorgeous sunset from my condo bacony I decided it was time to explore the island. I had a rental car at my disposal after all.
At 7am I got in the car with a cooler full of supplies (courtesy of my lovely condo, have I mentioned how much I enjoy having my own place for the week?) and ...
... the tour we walked around the quaint town of Hilo, visiting the market and the East Hawai'i cultural center. The town was relocated here in the 1960s after a devastating tsunami destroyed the original town site. On the way back to our ship we walked along a black sand beach, formed from crushed lava. So after this rather exciting day, we went to the evening ship entertainment, a variety show featuring the magician, the ventriloquist, and the singer that were headlined earlier in the ...
... of seahorse farm, kampachi farm, and abalone farm.
- ****ri Water Co: one of the world's most expensive water. It's desalinated water high in minerals found 2,000 feet down off the coast of Hawaii. Produced 1 millions bottles per day, with 95% shipped to Japan daily. Price tag? $16.75 per ounce, which translates to approx $2,144 per gallon!
- Big Island Abalone Farm: didn't know abalone are nocturnal. Our ...
... the north of the island and headed to the Waipio Valley to book our horse riding. Whilst driving north you soon notice how the trees disappear and everything turns black. It was baffling but as far as you could see everything had been covered in lava so was just black. There were just miles and miles of nothing but old broken lava flows. With some of them you could clearly see the ripples of the flow but for most of it, it was just like sharp black rubble. It was like ...
Last day of our trip, not ready to head home yet.....we'll have a full day ahead of us, as we're flying red-eye back home.
Kicked off the morning by visiting Amy Greenwell Garden for a couple of hours looking at kapa making, lei making, taro cultivation, and checked out sea shell booth, and talked to the guy at plant identification booth.
Curtis and I also sample the food made for "Grow Local Recipe Exchange - Recipe Contest". Quite fun, ...
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