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|December 19, 2012
|This is the sign at the trailhead
|I hadn't hiked in quite a while and I was determined to get out there. I thought a nice easy hike
out to Apua point would be good - it's level, warm, and not too hard. As it turned out...
|Always have to stop off at Kilauea Iki.
It's such a magnificent view.
It's always good to know which way the
wind's blowing too...
|11:19 AM @ *023
Starting out... Nice and level...
Light breeze at my back, temp in the
|11:26 AM @ *027
|11:26 AM @ *028
|Somebody put a piece of coral on each of the ahu. Makes them easy to spot...
|12:03 PM @ *042
|12:20 PM @ "Turn", 2 miles out
Looking back... OOPS!
I turned back, but it started to sprinkle before I got halfway back to *042. I got everything stowed away and the rain cover
on my pack and proceeded to get drenched. The wind was 20 mph in my face as I hiked back, creating my favorite,
horizontal rain. By the time I got back to the car, I was thoroughly soaked!
|December 29, 2012
|Off to find some sun and sea. We decided to try a place near Whittington Beach. It was just an old dirt road off the
highway (one of the few without the ubiquitous gates and kapu ('taboo' - keep out) signs). While Robin searched out the
tide pools, I decided to check out the area...
|1:09 PM @ 011
A panorama of where we are...
|January 3, 2012
|continuing panorama... 270 degrees
|1:10 PM @ *016
And there's Robin!
|1:27 PM @ *022
Look at the weird erosion of this lava...
|This lava, not sand...
|Here are a couple of shots taken of
Whittington State Park in March of
2006 on a tour of the island. You can
see the abandoned pier on the left.
This is a shot zoomed in on the point
the far shore from the left, around the
point, and ended at the left end of that
little bay closest to us.
|1:31 PM @ *031
Park is. That diagonal line across the
hill is the highway...
1:32 PM @ *034
You might be able to just make out the
pier in the center of the photo, just
past that little point...
|1:47 PM @ *037
Whittington Park. You can see the
pier on the left...
1:48 PM @ *038
|selected the best pool...
|11:21 AM @ Jaggar Museum
|This has become my route in the Park:
breakfast at KMC (Kilauea Military at at
IkiKilauea Iki, , , , and then head on down to
the EOR (End Of Road).
|11:36 AM @ Kilauea Iki
Such an incredible view of everything...
|12:03 PM @ *Pix
plume of the lava entering the ocean.
|Zoom. Kupapa'u Point