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Papaya Farms Road

Papaya Farms Road is one of our most frequent destinations. The land around this road was inundated with cinder during an eruption from a local cinder cone in the late 1800’s. Cinder is small grains of lava that make a … Continue reading

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Kaimu

Kaimu is a black sand beach that is a mere whisper of it’s former self. The original Kaimu Beach was abundant with coconut palm trees, it was covered with lava in 1990. The coastal road was also covered with lava, … Continue reading

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Lava Flow Hike #3

The lava is flowing into the ocean again after taking a couple of weeks off to meander towards the houses in Kalapana. Two houses have been taken by Pele within the past year.  Several tourist helicopters were in the air … Continue reading

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Pohoiki Hot Pond,

Pohoiki is best known as a boat ramp, swim area and surf spot; but the unheralded star attraction is the little hot spring about one hundred feet from the bay shore. A small pebble trail next to the boat ramp … Continue reading

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Berry Walk

Braun and I  started a little daily tradition, the Berry walk. The berries that grow wild on the property are called Thimbleberries, a small shrub with a vine like stem that has small thorns.  The berry is bright red when … Continue reading

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Hilo Zoo

The official name of the Hilo zoo is Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens.  No admission fee and open every day.  The first time I went, the boys and I were the only customers and we got to pet a Lemur … Continue reading

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My First Cat

This is a story about a cat who needed some love, and apparently so did we.  We move into a new house and  a few days after this malnourished cat with an injury on it’s neck shows up, he could … Continue reading

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