We have rented a room for in Hilo for the month of February. This is a great development because it means we don't have to fool around with wwoofing. After our experiences here, good and bad, we're a little worn out on wwoofing and considering the fact that we will be returning home to do another apprenticeship, it will be nice to take a break from it.
We met our roommates, Shannon and David, early in January when they were couchsurfing at Bob's place at the same time as us. They are a lovely couple from Northern California who are both attending University of Hawaii at Hilo.
We are hoping to use our time here in Hilo to go up Mauna Kea more often and have a place to spring from when we go on camping trips around the island. Jay also got himself a fishing rod and is happy about that. Also, we now have a spot for people to crash if they come to visit. *wink wink*
Yesterday we went for a hike with another couchsurfer, Nick, in Volcano Park. We explored a lava tube and hiked across Kilauea Iki, the crater adjacent to Kilauea Caldera. It was pretty magical. I'm looking forward to going back to the park this week with our friend Nick from Oahu who is coming for a visit!