May 1, 2012 - Hilo
After a while of driving, I find a spot I just have to get out and see...
The view is awesome.
Jill joins me on the windy, rocky ledge, but is a bit more deliberate in her approach - like she doesn't want to fall 60' or something.
(or is just smrt)
We continue the drive just another couple of miles.
The road ends at a laval flow.
Ella is excited to climb on it.
I give her a little help. What looks smooth in the distance is actually finely-toothed black glass.
Hmm... Road sign in the distance. Must be important.
Oh. I would have guessed...
My girls, enjoying the alien landscape.
A flock of nene fly overhead.
Time to walk back. More 'Dora' in the car for Ella.
A look back proves photo-worthy.
Jill finds a sea arch.
Leaving the park. That was a cool stop.
On the way back to the boat, we decide to trust in our GPS' ability to re-route us. We take detour.
The flora changes to this bizarro canopy of deciduousness,
to a friggin' jungle of palms and flowering trees,
to more jungly and less flowery
back to a hybrid large-tree forest - all in the span of 10 miles (of black-dirt roads that would probably void my rental agreement).
Back to tall, but beachy-palms.
We finally make it to a secluded beach. Nice, but we're going to be late to the boat if we don't hurry up.