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Today started off rainy but with our rain macs packed, we set out to Volcano National Park to see that lava eruption!
Hawaiian speed limits are lower than other American States and most people aren't in a rush to get anywhere, which makes a really nice change from home. Along the route, the jungle-esque landscape reminded me of Lost. I just kept expecting Jack, Sawyer, Hurley or ...
... tell plants apart. Hopefully the fish species will be easier!
Our next stop was in Hilo, which is very different from our home in Waimea. Waimea is on the dry side of the island, while Hilo is on the opposite/green side of the island. This means that we got to experience the rainforest! It was very tropical, and very beautiful (despite the fact that most of the plants aren't native). Our stop specifically was at the famous Rainbow Falls, which ...
... at 11.00 am. We changed and went straight to the pool deck. There was ************e there and we could pick whoever we wanted. It was nice to just relax and catch some sun, read our books and chill in the pool. I was in and out of the pool every 20 minutes or so just to keep cool. The sun here although burns but nothing like at home. I was out from around 11.30-1.00 pm before I came under shade. It was lovely to read and order a cocktail, I had a Rebellious Fish which is ...
Notes from the big island...
Beware this is going to be a BIG blog, there was so much to see and do on this island. It's going to be a mission to condense it all into one coherent piece. Rachelle says don't even bother typing one out, but it's for me to look back on one day as much as anything so I like go get all my thoughts down while they are fresh.
First thing first was to pick up the rental car. I made no mistake this time and went for ...
Driving about two and a half hours south and a bit east, we enter the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. We have a senior pass to national parks, but of course, it's a home, so we purchase another to have as a backup. Good thing we read the right reviews, it was cold up at 3,700 feet altitude, so on went the hoodies/sweatshirts as opposed to some visitors who wrapped themselves in beach towels. At the ...