Andrea and I awoke to a beautiful day on day 2. We were staying in Hilo, and since we had come in from the Northern coast, our goal for Day 2 was to start exploring South. Primarily that was a tidal pool area and an old lava field.
We basically drove South along the coast to get our day started, and we soon found a small beach with some waves rolling in over a protected reef.
Looking North along the Coast past Hilo, you could see the Island rise towards the centre.
Just next to the beach was a nice little pond area, with great colours and trees.
It was awesome driving through the side roads, as the tree canopy was almost complete in some places.
We continued even farther south to a tide pool area. Now, according to the guide books, some of the best and warmest tide pools are on private land, and while the books almost encouraged trespassing, we decided to opt for a public park instead. » Read the rest