Category: Hawaii

  • Honoka’a (Kalopa), HI to Honoka’a, HI

    Honoka’a (Kalopa), HI to Honoka’a, HI

    It rained long enough yesterday that the gathered momentum kept the precipitation falling all night long. But with our tent sheltered under our private pavilion, we stayed dry. And when we woke up, the sky was dry too, and parts of it were even blue. With no guarantee that it would last, we put on…

  • Laupahoehoe, HI to Honokaa (Kalopa), HI

    Laupahoehoe, HI to Honokaa (Kalopa), HI

    It rained on and off throughout the night, which we could detect by hearing the patter on the rainfly during the lull between each loudly-crashing wave. But somehow sleep comes far easier when the noises are natural, rather than if they’re chattering fellow campers (or their music), even if the volume is literally ten times…

  • Hilo, HI to Laupahoehoe, HI

    Hilo, HI to Laupahoehoe, HI

    We’re roughly going to be doing a counterclockwise loop of the Big Island, mainly following the “Ring Road” (which is the only real option). Due to that return to Bob and Paloma’s, we’re lucky to be able to travel slightly lighter, leaving some of our warmest clothing and various random extras behind. We said our…

  • Auckland, NZ to Hilo, HI, USA

    Auckland, NZ to Hilo, HI, USA

    One option we had to get our boxed bikes on the airplane was to ride to the airport, get boxes from Air New Zealand, and pack them there. It takes me forever to pack the bikes, but our 10pm flight would allow all day for that. And maybe the cost of being at the airport…