Pineapple Park - Volcano
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This is what we came for, to celebrate my 70th and celebrate we did.
Heard from lots of friends wishing me a Happy Birthday, which was lovely.
Weather still not great so we decided to drive to the dry side of the island.
Along the way we stopped at Akaka Falls State Park. The falls were beautiful, but the park and walk to them was like a Garden of ...
... had rained so much the day before there were quite a few steam vents!! I can't really explain it properly but it was amazing!! We then drove down the chain of craters road and saw a few craters surprisingly!! We then left for a walk to view mauna ulu. I thought it was shorter than it actually was but hey!! We saw a fissure that lava erupted from in the 70s I think. We then walked across to a cinder cone and climbed up it for a great view of mauna ulu! We timed ...
... with the locals, listing to the guitar playing on an old dude under a tree mostly playing Pink Floyd and songs form Woodstock. We bought an earthy lunch on beans and salad, then I kid you not, I sat an overhead this conversation between an older lady wearing overalls and two intrigued folks wearing modern dress.
'"Hey I'll never forget this day as it was 50 years ago today I saw the Beatles live. That's right in 1964 today I had my mind blown by the ...
... research station but now a hotel. By now it was getting dusk and we still had to find the B&B for tonight with a rubbishy booking.com printout for a guide. Anyway got close but eventually stopped a a gas station to ask for help. No iphone and google maps from these youngsters, it was out with the street maps and quickly sorted. Turned out that we needed to turn at their gas station and it was half a mile up on the right, then a 100 ...
... 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. ...