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Hawaii : Wailoa River State Park, Hilo

The heart of Hilo was devastated twice by tsunamis, so the areas nearby the shore are mainly inhabited and replaced by this beautiful park (built in the former Japanese neighborhood, sadly devastated by the tsunami in 1960).

Aside from lush greenery & memorials, the heart of the park is the huge lagoon that happens to be a public fishing area called Waikaea.

There are public barbecues, very popular among the locals, cute bridges & fishes, many many.

The park is ridiculously close - like 1km - to Hilo airport.

Once the average staple on every Thanksgiving table, the Hawaiian Goose is now protected, enjoying left-overs from the locals & hanging out in the huge grass fields.

The calm before the Tropical storm. I am a sucker for blue-slightly-cloudy skies.

Essentially, right when we left the park it started raining dogs & cats. In my life, being in India during the monsoon, being in Japan during tsuyu, I had never experience pouring in such a way.



Anonymous said...

oops, those were not a flock of nene (Hawaiian geese) - they look like some kind of duck.
No eran "nene" pero unos otros avis...
Got to your blog because we are in Moorea right now then I started looking at your Hawaii pages because we used to live in Kauai and it is raining.
Saludos and cheers! I love your life philosophy!

Clau said...

We have same love then!!! The Pacific is the best ;)

Thanks for dropping by!!!

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