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... the Visitors Centre and then out of the National Park and on to the Lava Trees State Park. Here Mark left us, so our ears could have a rest (in fact, Mark was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about everything Big Island, so not to be forgotten in a hurry), and a new guide, Cody took over. He was much quieter than Mark and while he was just as knowledgeable the info came in less of a machine gun presentation. In the Lava Tree Park, there are ...
... light this morning. For days, I have been mesmerized by the views and variations of clouds, colors of sky and water, how the wind changes the waves….. this morning, I'm noticing the interior – the colors, patterns, flowers & plants and what it is that says “Hawaii”.
Now as I am ...
... 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 ...
The Cliffhouse at Waipi’o Valley
The view if spectacular. Geez, it defies description. No matter what we’re doing, the view is in our peripheral vision – it draws me in, grabs me – We’re both mesmerized.
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