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May 20, 2013 - One last snorkel

Monday, May 20th -- We didn't have to be at the Kona airport until 19:00 for our flight at 21:00. There was plenty of time for one last snorkel at Manini Beach this morning. The guys and I walked down the road with our gear. The girls left earlier for a Zumba class followed by water aerobics, lunch and shopping. Quite a day for them. Our snorkeling was a little rough but I was enjoying every minute of it. Too soon I was feeling a little bit hungry and cold and we still had a mile walk up the hill. The fridge leftovers really hit the spot...

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Apr 27, 2013 - more snorkeling!

Saturday, April 27th -- This is my last day with our friends before 10 days with Mom on Oahu. We have mostly recovered from jet lag but are still just relaxing without much on the itinerary. I probably won't get to snorkel at all while on Oahu (although I am hoping I can get Mom to at least put the mask on and look under the water) and I don't know how much snorkeling we will do once we are near Volcanoes National Park. Of course, in light of these assumptions the logical activity for today was more snorkeling!! After a lovely brunch at a...

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Apr 26, 2013 - Snorkeling

Friday, April 26th: Captain Cook This morning we were treated to a full tour of the amazing gardens around the house. I was so jealous that they were able to grow so many fruit trees. They had lemons, kumquats, oranges, mangoes, avocadoes and nuts as well as pineapple, blueberry and strawberry plants. I wasn't quite so jealous when they described all the expensive truckloads of soil they had delivered to this lava-covered property in order to create the gardens. It was a labour of love but now they were reaping the harvests. Lunch on the...

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Apr 11, 2011 - HAWAII - Insel BIG ISLAND: Captain Cook

Ja, dieser Ort ist tatsaechlich nach dem beruehmten britischen Seefahrer und Weltentdecker benannt. Hier fand Captain Cook seinen Tod, eher unter ungluecklichen Umstaenden. War er tags zuvor von den Hawaiianern noch als Gott (aufgrund einer Sternenonstellation) empfangen worden, waren sich die Hawaiianer bei seinem 2. Eintreffen (das lt. einheimischer Goettergeschichte nicht vorkommen sollte) nicht mehr so sicher. Als James Cook auch noch einen Einheimischen erschoss, nachdem dieser ihm 1 paar Kanus gestohlen hatte, war sein Ende im Jahr...

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Jan 19, 2008 - Hawai'i - the Big Island

We retired to our winter digs - and this is more like it. The weather for this neck of the woods is a consistent 81 hi with 67 low with plenty of sunshine. Getting here was the hard part. We took off from Phoenix at 4:30 pm for a 6 hour flight, had a two hour layover in Honolulu then a short 40 minute flight to Kailua-Kona on the big island. We still had to get the car (another story later), get some basic groceries and drive 40 miles south to Captain Cook. We found the place, and got the car unloaded. By the time we went to bed I notice...

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