During our visit to the Big Island in October 2011, we signed up for the Kohala Ditch Adventures. The word "ditch" isn't glamorous but the "ecoventure" was unique! From the website (at this link):
Over a century ago, the Kohala Ditch Trail was used to channel ground and stream water to a local sugar cane plantation on the Big Island. The "ditch" moves millions of gallons of water ever year and is over 17 miles in length.
Now it is a tourist ecoventure!
|Our leader described the landscape.|
|Hubby wore the "miner's light".|
David sat in the middle.
|The light was necessary for the tunnels.|
|Japanese immigrants, who built the ditches,|
left their "marks" on the tunnel walls.
|We rode back in a four wheel buggy!|
Have you participated in any "ecoventures"? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs will win a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 17, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 18.
Kim in Hawaii
March Madness continues here at SOS Aloha! All commenters in March will be entered into a special drawing for prizes from RT in Chicago. 3 US, 3 Canadian, and 3 international readers will win a package with books and goodies.
Comments can be made at:
- SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com
- Aloha On My Mind, alohaonmymind.blogspot.com
- My guest posts at the Reading Reviewer (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at marygramlich.blogspot.com
I'll post the winners of March Madness on Monday, April 2.