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We had a busy day today! Our day started out with a hot run. Today was much harder & warmer than yesterday. I guess we are going to have to get up earlier to run when it is cooler. We decided we would head to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory just south of Hilo. Hilo is about a 1.5 hour drive across the mountain using "Saddle Back Road". Very long and boring drive. Times I felt like we were the only ones on the road. ...
... of the island which was such a very pretty drive. Passed some pretty gulches (gorges). We stopped for lunch in some tiny place where the owner fussed to the entire place where people were from. Too many Canadians visit so we were left alone. On the way home listening to the radio driving thru heavy, scary fog, we were put on alert for a tsunami advisory. Lovely! We cooked another dinner at ...
... what with turbulence or the pilot swinging around too quick to give us a better view. This took it's toll on poor Bailey who called for a sick bag ( or three!) to let the pilot know to take things a bit easier from now on.
Our next destination was the eastern or Hilo side of the island. Talk about a contrast. If the west was a brown ashen, barren landscape, this part is lush and green. It is almost as if a line was drawn and the colours changed just like ...
... Antek has arranged a tour for us. Though we’re increasingly less convinced of his broader knowledge of the wide variety of options available to more active, participative tourists like us. "You only have a short time, better to get tour" he recommends. Anteks 'recommendations' seem more aligned with the concept of 'choice' provided by a communist dictatorship.
Our late starts on flights and lengthy procedures to get on and off the airstrips soak up ...
... 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 ...