Lokahi Lodge (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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... Iao needle which is situated in a rainforest park (the 2nd wettest spot in Hawaii as the park ranger proudly told us and of course it was raining). The needle raises straight up 2250ft. as the guide book says "Iao needle is said to be Iao's clandestine lover, captured by an angry maui and turned to stone? A monument to love, this is the big kahuna, the ultimate phallic symbol". eat your heart out boys!
later we went to our favouite restaurant on ...
... an few small bones a week later and did not get much meat back. Sounds like he may have aptly named these islands after his patron, The Earl of Sandwich. It was, indeed, the Sandwich Islands after all.
I am very sure we had a better vacation here than he did!.
So it is off to Seattle tomorrow morning where we will start packing for our trip south for the winter. We hope you enjoy the photos. See you all on the trail, Tom and ...
... have to be careful with these as the steam is scolding hot so if you're taking a picture next to one and the wind changes direction, it could easily burn your skin if you get caught in a big blast from it.
The walk itself was very good and we learnt a lot. It started off taking us along the rim of the valley giving us a brilliant view down at the lake and across to the volcano which is Kilauea. As we walked through the forest, we discovered a beautiful plant ...
... On our way, we flew over the Wailuku River, and had a beautiful view of Rainbow Falls! Looking upriver, we could see several more falls, too. It was great to get such a different view of the falls we had seen yesterday from the ground!
A few minutes later we were back at the Hilo airport and descended vertically - a weird feeling if you're used to airplanes! When we all got out of the helicopter, we got our picture taken in front of ...
... so grateful to have found these guys. They were kind to drive slowly knowing that in our vehicle these large boulders were quite a feat to be trying to maneuver around......but finally we reached the destination I had read all about and all the trouble it took to get there washed away. What an incredible sight!!!!!!!! The Green Sand beach is extremely hard to get down to. The embankment is super steep but there are some rocks that have been converted into steps to help you ...
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