|If you saw this sign, where would you go?|
|The friendly trees|
|We should have learned tree language.|
There was a sign to go on a short trial spur called the "Cliff Trial." They decided to check it out and found a beautiful overlook that had an old guardrail to show travelers where it was safe to stand. The farmers were pleased to be there and enjoyed the view.
|There's something about fences that provide security.|
"Na aa aa aa aaaaaa!"
They heard it over and over again and finally found what was talking to them on the cliff opposite the cliff they were on.
|They were "goating" us on|
"Silly farmers, you are not goats. Stay on your side of the fence."
They said something else about waterfalls, but the farmers didn't quite understand what they were saying, so they went back to the main trail and walked on.
Then, they came to a place where there was no guardrail, there was no fence and they were certain they were at the edge of the world. A sign that was written in a language the farmers understood said something about sharp dropoffs, loose rock, danger, injury and/or death. This made the farmers wonder a little bit about their choice for a nice 'walk.'
|This had to be the edge of the world.|
|Birds may not be the best advisers for the wingless|
"Cheeeep. Tweet, chip chip chip."
Since the farmers had birds on their farm, they could understand some of what the little bird said. It said,
"You're ok, if you slip, you just open your wings and fly."
The farmers did not find this at all helpful.
|The farmers were amazed that they could take a picture that was in focus.|
"Go off the edge of the earth," said the bird.
|The trail to the edge of the earth|
They climbed over some wood and got closer to the waterfall. They were tired and they were trying NOT to think about the return trip that went by the edge of the world.
One farmer even got brave enough to take a picture of the short waterfall that led to the drop at the edge of the world. The other farmer (that would be the one who wears a red hat) had enough of being next to the edge of the world.
|The second small falls that feeds the big waterfall.|
|Returning past the edge of the world.|
|The tree at the edge of the world.|
(ed note: the Waipo'o Falls is listed as an 800' waterfall. We're not certain whether this includes the short waterfall you see in the second waterfall picture. We are certain it does not include the first since it is in from the cliff face some distance. If you look at the last picture closely, you can see there are two stages to the waterfall at the right. We were at the top of the uppermost stage.)