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May 13, 2013 - Puna Coast

Monday, May 13th -- Today started off on a bright, sunny note -- unusual for Kurtistown. We took it as a sign that it would be a good day to visit the beaches along the southeast Puna Coast. Driving the opposite direction on Kuauli Road brought us to Hwy 130 north of Pahoa Town, which we then followed south to the coast and Kaimu, where the 1990 lava flow covered the road and the town. Turning northeast onto Hwy 137 there were many small beaches to explore. The first one, Kehena Black Sand Beach, was a short walk down from the road but...

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Feb 22, 2011 - Hawaii - Day 15 & 16 finally saw lava

It's our last night here on the Big Island of Hawaii, tomorrow we take a flight to Maui for a weeks adventure. It has been a blast here, we would highly recommend it to our fellow travelers. Day 15 (Feb 21st) We spent the day driving down the scenic roads of Pahoa. Went to Issac beach and watched some local surfers catching some big waves, the best one we saw was a kid around 12 years old. He went out with the big boys and out did them on most of the waves. Took some pretty good crashes but got right back on his board and away he went for...

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Feb 20, 2011 - Hawaii - Day 13 and 14 - Hilo and area

We are currently sitting looking over the ocean from the Mackenzie campground near Hilo. The view is spectacular and the camp is the best we have ever seen, blooming flowers surround us and birds sing to us every morning. No cockroaches here it is well maintained. On the 12th day we camped inthe Volcanoes Park again so we could go and view the red glow from the lava pool up at the jagger museum. WOW it was thrilling, we arrived just after midnight and we were the only ones there to observe so it was very quiet which allowed us to hear the...

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