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... next port on the other side of the island, Kona. We decide to go to a workshop given by Tim the comedian on improvisation. It is more of a talk by Tim on His career but he is very entertaining and he does get us to play a couple of games including one that we do at toastmasters and I had to play and was runner up, where each person has to say one word to tell a story. He then banned the use of a and the which made it much harder. He then got a couple of men up to have ...
... departure from Hilo. Unbeknownst to the passengers (we
found out later at the morning talk) two of the crew were debarking
due to compassionate leave and unfortunately one of the officers
forgot to give the two crew members their papers (I'm presuming their
passports and other documents) so we had to turn around and head back
into Hilo port to drop these off. OOPS!! captain wasn't amused but
felt under the circumstances he couldn't leave them without their
... lake, and while the observation point is at such an angle that one cannot actually see the lava, it's breathtaking just to see how the lava illuminates steam billowing up from it with a warm glow. This is Pele's home.
The next day, we again awoke to sunshine a blue skies above us, but now understood what the low-lying clouds in the direction of the crest were indicating. After packing up camp, and properly preparing ourselves for a wet ride ahead. We crested ...
We just left the Kaanapali area of Maui and booked some Hawaii interisland flights to Hilo on the Big Island. We were rewarded by being able to see beautiful Rainbow Falls shortly outside of Hilo. I remembered going here before as a child and it still is a sight to ...
... sort of defeated the purpose of the workouts!).
Our time on the Pacific was somewhat rough which was a bit unexpected given the gigantic size of the ship (although, according to the grizzled veterans of cruising, this ship was a mere baby compared to some of the newer ones). In addition to the off-putting evidence of upset tummies, the ranks of the walking wounded grew each day as our somewhat brittle fellow shipmates started sporting all manner of leg and arm casts, ...