Part 3: In Which the Waterfall is Found on a Rainy Day

And all the pictures I thought were gonna be super hot turned out awful cause guess what, out of focus.

This water was coming out of a rather random rusty pipe that started who knows where. Safe to drink if you like tetanus I guess.
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Typically this stream is remarkably clear. Hawaii has problems with invasive species that don’t hold topsoil during rains though and so it was quite muddy on account of the rains.
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I love the lava like look of the ginger leaves here.
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Oh boy would my sister hate to see this picture. Thankfully, she probably never will.
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Actually, This Was Attempt One

So, turns out I lied and the previous smorgasbord of photos was attempt two. This was attempt one in which I fell for the first time hiking in years and almost broke my camera, the most disappointing of the hikes, in terms of photo quality at least.

Not pictured because they didn’t turn out, the massive banyan we climbed just above the spring that made a small brook or te tree with branches more convoluted than a teenager’s game of twister.
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So here is another beautiful ginger that I all but ruined with poor focus. I attribute it to the steady drizzle.
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The Hike That Was Three

Went for a brief visit home to Hawaii determined to do a hike every day. I was sort of successful: I tried the exact same hike all three days I was there and finally found it on the last day, moments before I had to scoot off to the airport. The hike wasn’t difficult in the slightest, just thankfully obscure. This is attempt one:

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These Haleconia were really such a wasted opportunity. So much potential wasted in poor focus choice.
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The house is for sale, if you’re interested.
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These next two are fresh water springs; which I’ve always wanted to see in Hawaii and somehow have never found. In all honesty, never looked very hard.
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A Few Through The Binoculars

Just a few pictures I took through the binoculars while at sea. Slightly surprised at how many we saw in the middle of the Pacific. When we hit Mexican waters, the night watches were lively with avoiding countless dots on the radar. One of these, encountered much nearer to shore off Lazaro Cardenas was so close that the Captain and I were both just staring off the starboard bow trying to figure out if we needed to reverse course in a hurry when we heard a whistle off to the side. Turns out we were about 25 feet away from running over a local fisherman’s net, which would have destroyed the prop, and that the ship was at anchor. Doh.

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