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See more pics from Cocos here.
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See more pics from Hawaii – Big Island here soon.
After saying goodbye to the seals in Galapagos we sailed in 50 days to Hawaii.
We have had an easy passage and only small pirates on board. We arrived in Hilo Hawaii on the 14th of May 2013 in the morning and were welcomed by the TOP of the planet, Mauna Kea 4200m and a wonderful rainbow.
After so long at sea we were all desperate to walk and enjoy the green after so much blue. We went to the waterfalls and the outstanding botanical garden.
On Alegra’s birthday we have been at sunrise on Mauna Kea at 4200m and visited the observatories. At sunset, the same day, we were again down at the sea to took a bath in the hot pools. – Many thanks to Tutu and Jerome and Alan for providing a cake and ice cream for the party the next day!
In the morning, before Alegra’s birthday party, we hiked the caldera in the Vulcano National Park and entered a lava tube.
We learned that human contribute more than 100 times more CO2 than Earth’s volcanoes about 35 Billion tons annually. The most common sources of Co2 are: Transportation, Solid Waste and Energy:
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During the week we were busy to give presentations to Keaukaha Elementary School, the Rotary Club of Hilo and find good solutions like Jerome and Tutu’s sustainable farm. Finally we were also able to fix our laptop thanks to Jim, Eric and Troy and we hope to be back on email soon.
The biggest challenge was for sure the cycling and climbing from the boat to the TOP of Mauna Kea (see last report)! We are still so happy that we made it!
The most outstanding was for sure the hike with Yvonne to the place where the lava flows into the sea. It was so extremely hot! … and last but not least the Swiss family Andre and Mary Jane Bachmann, living in Hilo: They cooked us a Swiss Roesti and a Swiss Zopf yesterday evening!
Tomorrow we have our last presentation in the Imiloa Astronomy Center before we have to say goodbye to Jacqui. It was again such a pleasure to have her on the expedition and we hope to see her back soon. We will sail on the weekend to Honolulu to meet the International Pacific Research Center and do some more activities there, before sail to Alaska.