Just seahorsing around…

Through the night we had a storm with thunder the sound of bombs shaking the entire house. So, the weather the next day still wasn’t great. We took advantage of the cooler weather to go on a minor hike along the coast where we could watch the massive waves still coming in against the old molten rock. The trail was called “King’s Road” at the Ho’okena Beach Park.

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You can see the molten rock over the edge of the cliff where it ran opposite the ocean. Also, all along are old fisher villages and you can see the base of the rock walls still stands.

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My favorite part of the trail was an old stone bridge. On the left was a magma wall with lava tubes and on the right was the ocean.

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Later in the day we went to the Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm. It was located right next to the Kona airport. It’s really neat, the first seahorse farm of its type. They’ve extended life expectancies and the population of seahorses.

I’ll start with some of the food… SEA MONKEYS

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Then we just got to see tubs and tubs of the seahorses. Their behavior was actually so interesting to watch, wrapping around each other and playing.

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Then… The coolest part… We got to hold a seahorse.

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These are all the American Seahorses, at the end they also have a small aquarium with some of the other varieties.

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