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Kamakahonu Beach

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  • Day75

    Travel and transformation

    May 28, 2017 in the United States

    I may have over-egged the title a little, but on my last morning in the home of world-renowned Kona coffee I made myself a cup, and tried it. Well it's still coffee, but I reckon it would make a very good mocca chocolate bar 🙄

    Today I head east to a few miles north of Hilo and have a couple of days to explore the water-sculpted valleys of the east.

  • Day15

    King Kam

    September 11, 2016 in the United States

    In the lobby of the resort is a fabulous museum that tells the story of King Kam and other famous Hawaiians. Lots to learn 😳and the resort has a fabulous pool side bar. I chose an interesting version of a margarita- a blend of tequila, cointreau, orange and lime juices 🍹

  • Day16

    True bucket list experience

    September 12, 2016 in the United States

    Last night I went on a 'bucket list' swim with manta rays - one of the most sensational experiences of a lifetime. I have dived in the presence of the majestic animals years ago, but I have never witnessed anything like this before. Boats gathered offshore at a place where phytoplankton congregate which is the manta's staple food. Each boat places a small pontoon/platform in the water, which has eerie bluelights to attract the phytoplankton. This in turn, attracts the mantas. All we had to do was hang on to the platform, and the mantas came somersaulting around us, exposing their huge mouths within inches of our faces, as they scooped up their dinner. We had several mantas doing this- up to three at a time for over thirty minutes. It was mesmerising!
    Thanks for the tip Rachel (Dr Pear) - I was inspired after seeing Russell's video footage on fb.Unfortunately, all I managed to do was get a couple of poor shots of boats with my phone-sigh- 😳.
    I did find a couple of great shots on line however. The photos capture some of the grace and majesty of these gentle giants. 💫
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  • Day12

    Sacred place of sacrifice

    September 8, 2016 in the United States

    Our tour of the North Shore took us to a place seldom visited by tourists, as it is a cultural icon. We weaved our way to the top of a mountain overlooking Waimea Bay, a place called Pua O Mahuka Heiau, which means 'hill of escape'. It includes a large, ancient Hawaiian heiau (religious temple site) dating back to the 1600s. Outside of the temple site sits a large boulder where humans were sacrificed to the gods. The boulder and all of the rocks making up the boundary of the heiau were carted up the mountain by slaves. These were the very first people to colonise the island, and were later ruled over by the polynesians who arrived from Tahiti in the 1100s. The slaves and a few unfortunate European explorers were thought to be some of the people sacrificed here.Read more

  • Day12

    Still on tour in Oahu

    September 8, 2016 in the United States

    The third stop was at a place called Kahuku Point, the most northerly part of Oahu. Here we learned about the fantastic conservation by locals to control rampant development in the area, and their efforts at land restoration and removal of marine debris from the beach. On the beach we saw plastic from around the world, in all sizes, shapes and colours, brought to this part of the island by powerful currents. There were several Japanese plastic washing baskets in the litter, believed to be from the Fukushima nuclear disaster area.Read more

  • Day12

    Big Eddie's beach

    September 8, 2016 in the United States

    The final part of this great trip was a swim, sunset drinks and dinner at Waimea Beach, famous for the Big Eddie surf competition each winter. So hard to believe its the same place that I have seen so many times on tele, as there was less surf than Townsville's Strand. The contrast between winter and summer waves is staggering! 😳
    Sunset was perfect, no clouds around the sun, and I even saw the mythical green flash, as the last part of the sun - glowing bright orange- dipped below the horizon. Didn't take a pic, I was too mesmerised.Read more

  • Day14

    Kona Big Island

    September 2, 2012 in the United States

    Sonnenuntergang auf Big Island ... wo der weltberühmte Kona-Kaffee herkommt ... bei unserem Outrigger-Hotel konnte man auch gut schnorcheln und an dieser Küste konnte man bei nachts sogar mit Mantas schnorcheln ,,,

  • Day146

    Kona

    September 2, 2015 in the United States

    ALOHA HAWAII - Touchdown im wohl schönsten Bundesstaat der USA. Wir sind gut angekommen, haben unser Mietauto und unsere Bleibe für die nächsten 2 Wochen entgegen genommen und sind gespannt auf die weiteren Erlebnisse hier auf dieser Trauminsel :-)

  • Day11

    Kona, Hawaii

    September 22, 2015 in the United States

    I apparently took no photos on my phone of this stop. Oops! Here is a photo of our towel animal on our bed that day. We had a different one on our bed every single day of the trip.

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