The northern part of Kauai and the Nāpali Coast are known for wet and dry caves. They are formed by wave erosion on the lava flows long, long ago, some 3,000 and 4,000 year ago, when the island was some six feet lower in the sea. Wet caves have springs filling an underground pond. Continue reading
When we were on Kauai, someone recommended we go to Queens Bath. They drew a map how to get there.
We drove into a housing development and we saw where there was space to park. There was no sign or anything. Continue reading
The Jaggar Museum is only two and a half miles past Kīlauea Visitor Center, but the landscape changes dramatically. We had driven through beautiful, paradise rain forest, then suddenly you are in the Kaū Desert Wilderness.
The Jaggar Museum is right next to the Volcano Observatory. The museum is open to the public, the observatory isn’t. Continue reading
We drove from the Kīlauea Iki Overlook around the other way to get to the Thurston Lava Tube, a huge tunnel left behind when the lava drained away.
Thurston Lava Tube
This huge tunnel was left behind when a subterranean river of lava drained away. An easy trail runs through the tube and a grove of giant ferns.
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We saw the volcano! We saw real lava pouring into the sea!
We had lunch in Hilo, then drove up to the volcano.
We stopped first at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Jaggar Museum. It is kind of like a Ranger Station. They told us where you can see lava. It is on private property, but they gave us a map and instructions.
Last days on Kauai, first day on Hawaii (the Big Island)
Friday, after I did a little bit of work, we decided to just relax and hang around the resort all day. We just laid by the pool, relaxed in the Jacuzzi. We missed almost the whole Monk marathon on USA. We went back to Paradise Grill, the closest restaurant to the resort and so far my favorite place we have eaten. Had fresh grilled Ahi with this cold slaw they make that has a mild ginger background flavor. The seasoned fries are great, too. Continue reading