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Name: Rochelle Bellini
Where did you vacation?
Big Island, Hawaii
Who did you go with?
Charles and Nancy, old friends of mine
from Denver, Colorado
Why did you choose this destination?
I'd heard so much about the Big Island
from Charles and Nancy, its diverse
beauty, the volcanic activity, the white,
black and green sand beaches, the
relaxed ambience and friendliness of
the people and it seemed like a good
mid way point for us to meet up with
What was the most memorable part
of your vacation?
Oh, there were so many it's hard to
choose just one; climbing to the top of
Mauna Kea Volcano and playing in the
snow (in the middle of the Paci c Ocean
for goodness sake) then snorkeling
at Waikoloa Beach on the same day,
making eye contact with a curious
whale and her calf on a whale watching
cruise just o the Island, trekking
through Mount Kilaueo National Park
at night (scary) to observe the glowing
lava ow making its way down to the
ocean, the diversity of the landscape;
from arid, volcanic moonscape to
Australian look alike pasture land to
lush tropical foliage all at the turn
of a corner.
What was the most unique vacation
The "Full Moon -- Talk Story" evening
held once a month on the rst Saturday
of the full moon at the Waikoloa Mauna
Kea Resort. Usually only attended
by locals, it's an opportunity for the
Hawaiians to gather together to relate
old stories of their past through songs,
slack key guitar and hula dancing and
so pass on their history to the younger
generation and visitors alike. It was
held at an historic cottage right on
the beach. Everyone brought along a
picnic supper and not only enjoyed the
entertainment, but nature put on its
own show; the glorious sunset, swaying
coconut palms and then the full moon
rising from the east. It was magic.
What would you change if you
did this vacation again?
I'd probably never leave.
Where to next?
Back to the Big Island again for
more of the same. n
> Debbie Roots on vacation in
New Zealand, November 2009.
> Marjorie and David McLaren.
Happy couple in Canada.
> After the jump!!!! Alex Gourlay, Piers
Craig , Alan Glenister and Lara Craig.
Lara and Al had just arrived back
from London for a holiday and were
immediatley taken to Picton for the
sky-jump of their lives.
> Sally Pfahl, Bruce Fasher and
Viv Craig on the Trans-Mongolian
train in July 2009.
> Jill Newell. "This is the only photo that I
was in on the Lake Eyre adventure. You know
how I love ying and this was my jubilation at
having "done" the small plane ight over the
Warburton River and Lake Eyre."
> Allison Steele returned from
Bhutan on Nov 10. Her trip was with
World Expeditions. "The holiday was
everything it promised to be! The guide
and driver were fantastic and the group
of nine got on well. The scenery and
culture were obviously the highlights
with the food and accommodation of
varying standards as expected. The
weather couldn't have been better!"
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