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... lava tube was ok, went to a macadamia place and had lunch,not included, had a hotdog,was quiet nice actually, um the tour was only $70 each and was meant to go till 2.30 but we got back at 4.15, the driver was fairly knowledgable,but we couldn't here him half the time and he told us a lot of what Scotty ( from day before tour) had told us.. Was not a fantastic day but we did get to see a lot of Hilo although it was a little tiring, only tipped $10. , we gave Scotty ($20) I would ...
... to hike across the one next door, which was full of lava as recently as a the 1960's (you can see the marks on the caldera walls from before the flow receded). There were also steam vents coming from the ground, none of it terribly reassuring, but we made it across unscathed!
In the evening we went to the only restaurant in the town, a rather good, but very spicy, Thai restaurant, which was a little odd but beggars can't be choosers.
In the morning we decided ...
... cliff plates breaking off or have been seriously burnt from waves splashing them so it's no wonder you need to be cautious.
We spent over half an hour going up and down watching in amazement as it got darker and darker so the lava looked more and more bright orange. It was magical. With all the bobbing around, Matt was finally doing his usual trick of feeling very seasick. As he quickly stuck his head over the edge we started to head back so that made him feel a ...
... 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 ...
... view the valley from the coastal Waipio Valley Overlook at the end of the Hamakua Heritage Corridor drive, or you can take a guided van tour, hike, or horseback ride to explore the hidden wonders within. We originally thought of driving our 4x4 rental to the floor below (only 4x4's are allowed) but were slightly exhausted from the days before and decided instead to just enjoy the view from above. On the drive back we stopped off to view the beautiful Umauma Falls located with ...
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