Day 2 on the Big Island - Horseback riding in Waimea and Green Sea Turtles at Kahalu'u Beach Park
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Woke up this morning to a fabulous breakfast of McDonalds (NOT). OK, well it was McDonalds but it wasn't fantastic. One thing about Hawaii that I like so much is that when you go to McDonalds in the morning, you can order rice with your breakfast as well as Portuguese sausage instead of that other stuff they serve. Of course, it's not any healthier for you except for the rice instead of hash browns.
We drove about and hour and a half to Waimea on the northern end of the Big Island of Hawaii, passing a couple of really nice resorts. The odd thing about this area is that you pass through several areas along the way where the lava flows of recent years (i.
Arrived in Waimea mid morning to prepare for our horseback ride. WOW! What stuning beauty and so different from the coastal area of the island. The climate was very similar to what you would see in Greece with tall, thin trees and lush green fields of grass. This area has lots of cattle and horse farms so naturally there were lots of fields. Once we arrived, we met our guide, covered some safety items and she matched each of us up with a horse based on skill (and our weight). Good thing I only had 1 Egg McMuffin! Still, I ended up getting the horse with the most attitude but he had a great name, Ali'i, which means 'Royalty' - both of which seemed appropriate for me.