Lokahi Lodge (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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Started the day with BioBlitz! Followed two groups of kids around, then did a nene interpretive walk with a ranger. Fascinating bird, the nene. Beautiful plumage.
Then did Kiluaea Iki. Amazing!
Then back to house to have dinner (ate almost nothing) and sleep.
... place we visited was the sulfur banks. We were driving along one of the roads in the national park, and suddenly you see steam coming up through cracks in the ground in the distance. This steam is made up of volcanic gases rising to the surface from faults and fractures below. Scientists who work for the park collect these gases and measure their chemical composition. From there, they can tell how active the volcano is and what it is doing. One ...
... it's safe, as the 2000 degree molten magma is about 100 metres below you. Sounds good to me! The experience much rank up there in my top travel experiences of all time just for uniqueness alone, as well a sheer beauty. The best part though was when we got down there all other hikes disappeared and we were left standing on a massive open crater of cooled lava as far as the eye can see, all by ourselves. How often in life can you look in every direction and ...
... 4 chants and another prayer. When the ceremony is being carried out the blanket to the doorway cannot be lifted and so you must remain hot and remember that at some point the door will open and you will be able to breathe again. The sweat lodge is hot and very different to what anyone in the west would do as a pass time but at the end of the 4 quarters the feeling of refreshment and happiness arises.
But despite the wonderful insights I had to ...
... and while awaiting dessert were treated to a display of whales breaching. As we drove back we had several sightings of whales - a really great day.
For those of you who know how concerned ken was about tsunamis before we came , I saw someone in a great shirt today. Front "tsunami evacuation plan". back " grab a beer and run like hell". If I see one I'll buy him one.
sunday -today we flew from maui to the big island and drove up ...