Monthly Archives: October 2012
There is point a few miles from our house that scientists say has the cleanest air in the world. Air quality all over the world is measured against the air taken from this eastern most point on the Big Island. Having been out to that area (not all the way to the point) several times, I believe it. I end up taking long, slow, deep breaths when I’m out that way. I swear you can taste the air. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever breathed before, even the great Colorado Rocky Mountain air and the thin, crisp air in Marble, Colorado. What do you expect of air that travels a couple thousand miles before hitting land? I think it’s wild.
The first few trips out that way had me in a series of sneezing fits. 12 or more sneezes and then I was fine. No more sneezes now, just beautiful, clean air. I wonder if my bod was getting rid of all the ‘bad’ air?:)
Kawaili road is a one laner that branches off of the Red Road and heads west back to the main road. I’m not sure if the warning hanging on the tree is meant for the pigs or for the folks who travel this road. Probably both. The wild pigs are pretty much everywhere in the wild parts of the Big Island. We’ve even seen them on the ‘dump road’ just out of old Pahoa Town and have just recently been visited by several on our property including a boar, sow and her little ones. Not a good thing.
Once we had cut the 50 feet deep section of elephant grass we began to see the tracks, poop and pigs. Now they are getting right next to the house at night. I have the distinct feeling we’ll be having a lot of bacon in the near future. Anyone want to come over for a Luau?
Well, we dealt with the Tsunami warning like any other sane person would do, we drove down to Hilo Bay to check it out. We did not go to the bay as we did not want to get in the way of emergency crews and the like. We perched ourselves on a nice hill that has a view of the bay. Fortunately the Tsunami was very mild with no major (or really any minor) damage. What better to do after that than head on up to Kilauea Caldera and check out the lava level?
The wind was blowing very hard at the observation deck overlooking the caldera at Volcanoes National Park. Made for some difficult shooting. I think we came away with some wild shots just the same.
A little closer.
The Pohoiki Road turns into a one lane road as it gets closer to the coast where it is known as the Mango Road. The road dead ends at Isaac Hale Beach Park where the local surfers, fisherman and sunbathers gather. It truly is Wild Hawaii.
Right before the dead end you come to a stop sign where you can turn left or right onto the Red Road.