|We have been very busy the last 2 days. Yesterday, (Saturday) we took a 10 hour tour! Our first stop was at a small Kona coffee plantation where all there berries are picked by hand. The coffee cost $75 a pound. We had a picnic lunch there overlooking the ocean. Our next stop was at the most southern town in the United States. Then it was off to a black sand beach. I was surprised at how fine the sand was. We then took about a 1 mile walk through the US's only tropical rainforest and walked through a lava tube. We had dinner at the Volcano House and ate overlooking the caldera of Kileaua. After dinner we drove a few minutes to see the steam vents of the volcano. Last but not least we arrived at the lava pit just before sunset. There wasn't any lava to see but just the glow. We left our resort at 11:30 and arrived back at about 9:30. That was a very long day.
Today (Sunday) we went 100 feet down in a submarine and cruised around coral reefs and ship wrecks.
Then we went to a Luau, unfortunately due to the weather it was held indoors so we missed out on the royal court arriving on the beach in an outrigger canoe. But all in all it was very enjoyable. At the end they took everyone out to the courtyard to see the fire knife dancer, it was very cool and we were in the front so very close. I will share videos later by email because they are too big to upload.
Because it has been such a long 2 days I haven't uploaded any photos, but I will try to get that done sometime tomorrow.
Tomorrow is our last day on the island and we are driving to Hilo in the morning to ride in a helicopter over the volcano and some waterfalls. We will then check out Hilo and drive back around the top of the island to see the sights.