In a spontaneous moment, wanting to exit a cold, wet climate, I booked a 2 week stay at a home outside Pahoa 'within walking distance of the tide-pools' on Walea Road for the first 2 weeks in Feb. The reviews for the place are excellent and it sounds absolutely charming but now, having read some Pahoa 'blogs', I've begun to fret (my husband says it's my nature). Would snorkeling in the tide-pools be risky? Is it 'safe' to walk around the area after dark? Are the roads between Pahoa, Hilo and the National Park safe to drive? We just want to hike, snorkel, see the park and sit on a warm lanai for awhile.
If someone could just fill me in generally, I'd be most appreciative.
luckybeEdited: 04 January 2017, 05:46