Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back to Kona


Coast north of Hilo

Variegated Hibiscus

Waipio

Coast north of Kona

Monday we continued our circumnavigation of the Island, driving north from Hilo, to Waipio, then across to Waimea and then back south to Kona. A leisurely day, enjoying sights, sounds, and tastes. Tuesday we strolled along the beachfront in Kona, had lunch at Kanaka Kava (Hawaiian food: the pulled pork and sweet potato pie and garlic bread were great; the kava, well, it was another of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences), and then spent the rest of the day gearing- and provisioning-up for our Kaua'i trek and doing internet research.

Update: Wednesday we flew from Kona to Lihue, Kaua'i, via Honolulu. We're at the Kaua'i Inn here, will explore Lihue a bit tomorrow, and then begin our Ne Pali/Kalalau trek on Friday...five days, four nights, backpacking. We'll see how Vicki's knees hold up. The Sierra Club rates Kalalau a 9 out of 10 on the difficulty scale.... But it's said to be spectacular.

1 comment:

mel ulm said...

do you recall or is my mind reaching to another place a 40 year old discussion on the various meanings of the sentence "Aunt Minnie took a tramp in the woods"? great write ups as always