Captain Cook is named after the English captain James Cook, who was the first Westerner to set foot on the Hawaiian Islands in 1778.
…we distinguished bright orange stripes in the distance. At last we had come to meet the first stream of lava.
It was in Hilo where I discovered I was falling madly in love with Hawaii… The next day, our experience with the volcanoes and lava flows was revealing…
Big Island welcomed us with sun, breeze and a resounding aloha! to enjoy our first day.