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Travel Blogs from Wailuku
... were breathtaking, but so was the altitude so we decided against doing any of the hikes at the top as they were all quite long (5 miles plus) and didn't offer much more than the road accessible viewpoints. The summit was really interesting, offering a good contrast to Big Islands newer and much more active volcano, with gently sloping walls and a covering of foliage, compared to the moonscapes we'd seen before.
Back at sea ...
... long hike and got to one of the places along the hike described in the book. You could look over a big cliff down to the ocean and see some pools. It was a great picture spot and after many pictures we tried to conitnue on the hike but being an unmarked trail, we were unable to figure out the trail and finally decided to drive up ahead and see the blow hole from the short hike. The main thing on the longer hike was seeing the pools and we did that.
... Just when I thought I was safe to rest and enjoy the beach, on came the biting brown flies. WTF is this? Where am I? Is this Hawai'i? The snorkeling was great, but the ocean was also wicked, and after getting caught in a rip current off Kaua'i in 2003 and in another strong current last year on Maui, I am now more than a little shy of the ocean. Despite my new water shoes, I got a very bad cut on the bottom of my foot and the waves tossed me like a bean bag onto the reef, ...
... across and a beautiful butterfly. Not far after that, there was an obscure parking area with nothing notable to do, but right across the road from it was a cave, barely noticeable. We went in it. Linnea led the way. We were quite impressed. Give me the flashlight, she said. It was only 140 feet long, but offered a good adventure. Then we ate. It had been a while. The first major complex of road-side shops and street food ...
... Brownings - at the Old Lahaina Luau. It was a lovely luau in a beautiful beach setting and the food and service were exceptional. The show was a traditional Hawaiian show, so lots of nice songs and costumes, but no fire show. Apparently that is Polynesian! Would have been better for the kids but it was still really nice and lots of fun. ...
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