My usual approach to school outings is to do whatever the kids do, eat the same food, do the same activities and get just as dirty. This being no exception I opted to walk down the valley with the kids, on a road that is 4wd only for a good reason. So steep that it was often difficult to stop once the momentum had its hold. It's two days later and I'm still sore, I have trouble standing up and sitting down or standing still. It's that bad. It's a beautiful way to spend a Thursday: removing invasive species in a beautiful valley that the Ali'i of old used to live in.
The valley is called Waipi'o because it's a microcosm of the water cycle.
Wai - waterAs you can see it's absolutey beautiful. It's a lush tropical rain forest teaming with life.
pi'o - arch or curve.
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Tell Us Is Possible