At the Craters Edge
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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 ...
... gave food for thought. After a stop for lunch we made it to the visitor's centre then, after a chat to one of the rangers to check out what was open/available we were off to walk down a lava tube. This is basically a tunnel in the lava caused by the narrow river of lava becoming solidified at the edges and then over the surface leaving the lava flowing in the tube which is formed. These tubes also insulate the lava so when the eruption ...
It's our last day here in Hawaii – how can time go by so quickly?
I’ve done a wash, started packing, gave some treats to the girls (our residents cows) and horses, went into the town of Honokaa for lunch, strolled the quiet main street, stopped in ...
... out to be miles and miles of an extremely narrow, tremendously windy, and increasingly rough one lane road with no room to pass oncoming traffic - which we had to do a few times. I made the comment that this would be dodgy at night, and particularly in the rain. We managed to crawl to the top about 30 minutes after sunset, just as the torrential rain came back. It took an hour to crawl back down.
Thai again for tea... slept ...