Beautiful To Behold.

DSCN9603As we come to the end of our stay and with this title, you might be forgiven for thinking this post was going to reflect on Cynthia. However, lovely as she is, inside and out, I thought I’d give you a peek at some of the gorgeous plants on our complex.

Today I took a stroll around the place with my camera in hand. Take a peek at the colours open to me and the others staying here. This is just a small sample of the palette one views here in Hawaii.

‘Bye for now and God bless.

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Kona homa

Cook Monument Kealakekua. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Cook Monument Kealakekua. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

So begins our second full day on the Kona coast of the big island, Hawaii. We arrived Friday after a three hour drive from the other side. The ride over the centre of the island was spectacular.

Yesterday, we spent some time snorkling at two of the famous spots on this coast. First we visited Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, the site of Captain Cook’s death. Ben and Josée snorkled there while Cynthia and I enjoyed the surroundings. We then moved on to Two-Step Bay where the snorkling was terrific and we all participated.

Finally, after a long day in the salt air and the sunshine we headed home for our evening meal. I’ve included some pics of our place north of Kona.

Goodbye for now and God bless.

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Big Island-Hilo Side.

1507067_10151813827320906_374070832_nWell folks, our time on the east (Hilo) side of the big island is rapidly coming to an end. Tomorrow we pack up and leave for the West (Kona) coast and a week  there in the sun. The past week has been full of varied and new experiences for us. The rented house was perfect. The geo-thermal natural pool in the  garden was a constant source of enjoyment. The helicopter ride over Kilauea was a brand new, exciting time for all of us. We have loved snorkling in the tidal lava pools at Waimea just down the road from us. The day at the Hawaiian National Volcano Park yesterday was spectacular. We’ll be sorry to leave this area, but are looking forward eagerly to what lies ahead on the drier west coast. Hopefully, I’ll be in touch again from there.

Many thanks to Ben for the pictures attached to this post.

Good bye for now and God bless.

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