It was difficult to believe that our 10 day adventure, around the Big Island, would come to a close in just over 24 hours. From tropical rain forests to active volcanoes, we had experienced more of Magical Mother Earth than ever imaginable. Continue reading “Our Big Island Adventure: Final Days”
Once again, we were up with the chickens and ready for a long day of exploration! We started our day’s adventure exploring steam vents. I have to admit, it was a bit of an odd feeling watching steam pour out of Mother Earth’s cracks and crevasses. And by the way, that steam gave off some heat! Continue reading “Our Big Island Adventure: Part V”
After exploring the haunted MacKenzie State Park, we were extremely content to continue on our way down Kaimu-Kapoho Rd. We were very excited to head South, for we knew what was waiting for us at the end of this winding stretch of road…an active volcano! Before long, the road ended, due to past lava flows, in the small town of Kaimu. This town was completely destroyed and buried, by an eruptive flow of lava, in 1990. It is known for its black sand beach, which has been restored since the flow. Locals and visitors continue to bring sprouted coconuts to restore the lost trees.
From this point, we took the fork in the road, which led us to a large parking lot filled with bike rentals. We were at the East entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park …our adventure was about to become a bit heated, to say the least! Continue reading “Our Big Island Adventure: Part III”
On day three, we were up with the chickens and ready for some exploration! We said goodbye to Hilo and made our way south to the Puna District. Our first stop was the Lava Tree State Park. We almost missed it, for this little, wooden sign was the only marker at the entrance.