25th May 2007 to 27th May 2007

We spent two days at the north end of the island. This is the oldest part of the island and has many deep valleys, steep cliffs and waterfalls as well as a strong agricultural and ranching history. We were also lucky to catch the Western Week street party (ironically sponsored by the New Zealand beer producer Steinlager) in Honokaa with its Saloon Girl competition. It was great to catch this slice of authentic local culture and enjoy a plate of steak and beans while watching the entertainment (sorry no pictures).

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The Tong Wo Society building in Kapa’au. Photo by Lauri.

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Richard enjoying freshly cut sugar cane at the Tong Wo Society building. Photo by Lauri.

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Richard and Lauri above the Waipi’o Valley on a horse trek with Waipi’o Stables Ridge Horse Trek.

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Lauri and Roy (our guide) on horse trek to a water fall.

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Lauri and Richard above Waipi’o Valley

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Richard and Lauri with the waterfall and pool in the background.

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Our Wedding on the Big Island