A Day around Kona

imageAndre Loved the snorkeling spots we saw today. The hotel provided for us masks, fins, beach towels and chairs, and we took off for Kealakakua Bay hoping to swim with the dolphins. This particular bay is a spot known by locals and tourists because of these sightings. No dolphins today though, and not many fish were on the reef. The beach was very steep, and consisted of bowling-ball size and lava rocks we had to climb over to get in. It The surf was quite rough and we both got dashed on the shore trying to get back in.imageimageimage (a little scary!). Most people bring kayaks to look for the dolphins here instead. Our next stop was The Place of Refuge, a beautiful peninsula where only the Hawaiian royalty lived. We learned a lot about early Hawaiian culture and navigation. The east end of Molokai, where I stayed for 3 months, is where the first Hawaiians settled. We then drove to Two-Step beach, where Andre snorkeled with turtles and much bigger fish. That was a much better experience. A stop for lunch for smoothies at the ‘Southern Kona Roadside Stand’ and another stop at Greenwell’s Coffee Plantation for Kona Coffee made the day. North. We watched another beautiful sunset from our hotel patio with the other Tiki hotel guests. The owners have the kids light the tiki torches and blow the conch shell as part of the evening ritual. Our dinner at a local Thai place was the last dinner as we leave tomorrow for home.

Titles of pics: “Anatomically Correct Tiki”, “Exotic Fruits” “Coffee Bean Flowers” “Morning At the Kona Tiki.” image

One thought on “A Day around Kona

  1. That dashed shore! Love the posts, who is this André? Oh, Andy. Option E plus the character for an Acute ´.

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