Hale Ohia Cottages
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... where it is too dangerous to go, but we are told by the hotel staff that if we drive a couple of miles along the road, we can get to a good viewpoint. It really is too good to miss and so we set off. It is truly amazing. We have seen Mount St Helens, Yellowstone Park, Mount Vesuvius and most of the Iceland volcanoes ( their names are too long to remember!) but nothing tops being so close to real live lava. Suddenly the tiring day seems worth it. Experiencing things like this is why I ...
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.
... coated, they are then placed in the packages, again by hand. Very labor-intensive. They have so many varieties, from the usual chocolate covered and dry roasted, to Maui onion & garlic and wasabi & teriyaki. A competitor has Spam flavored Mac nuts. Sound strange? Not so in Hawaii. Hawaii consumes more Spam than any state in the U.S. - a staggering 7 million cans a year. The name is short for "spiced ham". Apparently, it all began in World War II, when ...
... are available. Hilo is located on the eastern side of the island and is known as the wettest city in the USA. It receives about 125 inches of rain a year and it rains almost 275 days a year. The town, located on Hilo Bay, has a tropical rain forest climate. It is located on two shield volcanoes. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano and Mauna Loa continues to be active. Evidence of the activity can be found at the Pu’u O’o Trail. ...
... so green and luscious.
We took forever to actually walk down the hillside because we kept stopping to look at all the interesting plants. Even saw a couple gecko friends hiding amongst the plants and flowers. There was a lot of Heliconia (the red flower-vine things that hang down in long strands from trees), and to me, those plants mean 'tropical' just as much as hibiscus' do.
Off to the right side were a couple places to go look ...