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... caused us to miss lunch back on the ship, so we made the most of it.
I believe the Kilauea Caldera volcano crater we visited was about 4,000 feet in elevation and the humidity was extremely high so it was a challenge for me to treck up the steep paths and steps, but I made it. We even walked through a lava tube!
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... is a cow - yes, our resident cows had come to check me out! I had walked down the stairs from our porch to get a better view of the night sky from the ground. My tripod was all set up and I was fiddling with the Nexus tablet playing with different settings. Have you ever had a one sided conversation with cows? That's me and my camera tonight. You'll have to guess what we talked about!
... where lava had met the sea. The sea was very deep right up to the cliff and we were just taking in the colours when we noticed a whale, only 200 metres from where we were standing. We whipped the camera out, and next thing we knew, a whale had breached right in front of us. It really was awesome.
Eventually, we went to the end if the road... which only became the end of the road a few years back when lava crossed it. ...
... to check a few out, so we ducked off to see one of the more notable ones - the Umauma Falls. It turned out they were located in some botanical gardens, and it was going to cost $10 each to go in. Probably a good place to spend the day - zip lines all over the place, but we only wanted to duck in, so we kept going.
Akaka Falls just down the road, on the other hand, only cost $1 each, and that was the one we really wanted to see. We had a great walk ...
... nuts and Papaya – those lychee nuts sure are funny looking
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