Travel Blogs from Captain Cook
... accross the island in all sorts of weather. I left the west coast in the sunshine, hit the clouds when I had driven between the island's two major volcanoes, and came out on the other side in the pouring rain.
Hawai'i famously claims to have all but two or three of the world's climates contained on one single island. The east coast is known as the rainy side. Two hours after I had left I pulled into the parking lot of Akaka Falls State Park and waited ...
... I was chosen to be the ventriloquist’s assistant, or more correctly, his dummy. I was rather nervous up there on the stage, but the audience really enjoyed it, if their laughter was any indication. For my acting debut, the ventriloquist gave me a bottle of champagne, but I think I deserved two bottles! The next couple of days passengers were complimenting me, prolonging my 15 minutes of fame.
Saturday: Honolulu, O’ahu
Overnight we sailed to Honolulu. Greg and ...
... up the slate abalone juniors cling on, the juniors started to slide down as fast as they could to avoid the light. Most of the abalone here shipped to Japan & other Asian countries.
Stopped by Pu'ukohola Heiau Nat'l Historical Site on the way down to Kona Brewery to buy the plants/animals ID chart. It's one of my favorite visitor centers on the island. Well-staffed, friendly staff, and with very good ...
... of film set! We thought the Australian outback had nothing in it but this was far worse. It was like this for over an hour of driving which just shows how big the area was. We easily found somewhere to book our horse riding and they had space for us to do exactly what we wanted so it was worth the very long journey in the end. While we were there, we drove to the lookout and walked down to a viewpoint where we got some lovely photos looking out over the valley.
... are definitely foreign in the mainland, like breadfuit (texture like potato, though in the tree), tree tomato. I like the sampling plate. Instead of using paper plates, locals use ti leaf as serving plate. One can rip the leaf according to the size he/she likes, then scoop the food on the leaf.
The Kapa making is quite interesting. Kapa, is a fabric (tree-paper texture) worn by native Hawaiians in old time. It was a lost art till ...
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