A very early start today at 5:20AM. We had a flight to Hilo, Big Island. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and with rangers exlore this park which showcases 70 million years of volcanic activity, migration and evolution - processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and wrapped it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The prake highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
We met first Cindy Orlando (Superintendent) and discussed about park management issues. Then we got to know about water management system used, collecting rain water and its utilization. We had a unique chance to see the work of an artist who make ancient Hawaiian festive clothes of feathers. Our guided tour in the park was by an excellent ranger. Arrival at hotel was 9:40 PM so group was very tired but happy.
Ranger explains the water system, redwood tanks behind (not in use anymore)
A group photo with feather artist, in the center with a bird hat made by him