Another early morning... Willow was kind enough to dive us to the airport so we could get on our 7:30 flight to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
We deposited our luggage at the hotel and were on the road to our first big adventure by 9 AM.
I was glad that we were so early because we were walking and it was already hot enough by then.
But first we had to walk uphill for a while. Whenever possible we chose smaller streets through residential areas to the main road.
Old trees and their roots
Turning around, walking down to where the road gets wider again.
Fortunately there's a dam on the side that we could walk on - it was more comfortable than wandering on the hot street.
It should also be noted that we hadn't seen a single restaurant or even store for hours! All we had was a small bottle of water that we were carefully rationing.
Somewhere on the horizon is the coast... (We didn't walk down this road, it's just for reference)
Seldom have I been so glad to see a water fountain!
The second, bigger cave. It was so refreshing to be out of the sun and in the cool for a change!
Streetart in Hilo
The vegetarian food was great and I ate my tofu tikka masala down to the last rice grain.
All that was left was walking back to the hotel past early 20th century buildings that are typical for this neighborhood.