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Travel Blogs from Keaau
... 8211; a crack in the earth that had opened up during the eruption. Very cool, we had never seen anything like that here before. The hike wound up with some elevation gain and a good view of the crater where the kids practiced their echoes once more. After a good look-see and some pictures, we headed back the same way we came, with Mac leading the hike this time.
Back at the car, we decided to grab some ...
... then back to the house once more.
Since we had such an early morning (the parade started at 9:00 a.m.), we decided to chill around the house. Also, it had started to rain. It is the rainforest, after all.
One of the owners told us about wild pheasants that come up to the deck in the morning and evening. He keeps bird seed for them and tonight Mac fed them. Poor Josie was in the bath. Maybe she will be able to do it ...
... enough to use it. They weren't connected to the town water supply, but had their own tank in their yards.
The flight took about 45 to 50 minutes. I must say that I did start to feel a little sick in the end, going from one side to the other and back. But it was worth it.
What a ride!!!
After the flight we went to see both the waterfalls from the ground. It was nice, but nothing compared ...
... how about everything formed). It was amazing to be wandering around and getting so much knowledge from him. The awesome thing is since I'm kinda his junior now I am only going to worry about remembering part of it and then asking him it all again next time we go out!! ;) Actually he explained so much I couldn't remember it even if I wasn't milking him being my teacher.
Lunch on the rim of Makaopuhi Crater!! In full ...
... back to the marina to meet with our group.
This snorkelling trip, we both agreed, is probably the best thing we have done in the whole time we have been away.
The trip out to the spot where the mantas come to feed took about 30 minutes, and on the way we saw a mother whale with her calf. As we sat and watched, she dived down, and lifted her tail out of the water, which was amazing!
When we reached the mantas’ hangout, we waited for the sun to ...