This trip took us all day, driving south from Kailua through the coffee
growing areas, to the southernmost point in the USA, to Volcanoes National
Park, Hilo on the eastside, round the northernmost point of the island
including some amazing valleys and ocean views, back to Kailua from the
north. The most amazing thing is that there is 13 different climate zones
on this one island - its an amazing feeling to go from tropical to desert
to forest within a hour, and you really get a sense of how geologically
young the island is.