Kilauea Volcano Cottages
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... you could see the whole of the crater and the caldera, and all the natural gases and steam coming out. Really good view :) After this, we headed back to the Paniolo Cottage. Today Dev looked up the word Paniolo, and it's meaning is the word for Hawaiian Cowboys! Pretty cool. It was BBQ time :-D after banging out some really nice pork burgers and hotdogs, and some local wine ;-) we got into the hot tub and chilled out for awhile :-) Tomorrow is our last full day in Volcano! ...
... a hot spring in the bay and where the hot and cold water mixed, the visibility was poor. A sort of optical confusion. He also warned us there was just 18inch clearance over the reef to get into deeper water. Off we went into the mixing water with the hazy visibility and there was a large green something coming towards us as we headed for the gap in the reef. As we got nearer it became clear that the green something became a large green turtle and we were literally face to ...
... the lava escaping from the crater, a pretty good view to look at over dinner! Worryingly the restaurant building had burnt down four times in its life, but not since and the 1940's (and not while we were there)
For our final day, we went to the largest waterfall on the island the Akaka falls this was very impressive it is twice the height of Niagara Falls and certainly more tropical. The falls are reached by a lovely short walk through the rain forest. Some of the ...
... the earth! It was really deep, and amazing to see a giant hole in the ground. Now we understood what the warning sign was talking about! There were also flowers along the trail, which, as usual, makes everything even that much better.
Even though it wasn't even 4:00 yet, we decided it would be a good idea to get some dinner before our long hike. We had heard about and seen a lot of L&L Barbecues in our time on the island, so we ...
... site, got back in our cars....headed back to our cabin, packed our bags and headed to the airport for our flight to Kauai'i. The Big Island was incredible. We picked this island (and Kauai'i) because they are the only two islands listed on the Hillman's Wonders of the World site......and honestly were looking to experience something we couldn't get back home in Florida. I had come to the islands with low expectations......I wasn't a fan of island vacations.......but Hawaii proved me wrong. It truly was ...