First Full Day in Ka’anapali

Just enjoying the view from our condo at Mahana at Ka’anapali.

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Time to Leave the Big Island and Head to Maui

Aloha, Big Island!  We had a great time at Kona By The Sea, and had two great dives. Once we got to Maui we were greeted by a rainbow.  I’ll take it as a good sign. Slideshow Builder by VisualSlideshow.com v1.7

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Garden Eel and Manta Ray Dives

One Day, Two Dives! We went with Jack’s Diving Locker to  Garden Eel Cove off the coast of Kona to explore the reef in the afternoon, followed by a night dive to see some Mantas. I shot some pics with an inexpensive underwater camera, but the quality was really poor.  I later discovered that shooting […]

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Let’s get ready to go Diving!

Scuba Review Coarse with Jack’s Diving Locker, after which we needed more ubiquitous Hawaiian sunset pictures.   Of course, no trip to the Big Island would be complete without dinner at Kona Brewing Company. Slideshow Builder by VisualSlideshow.com v1.7

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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

Simone and I spent a day at the Place of Refuge. Slideshow Builder by VisualSlideshow.com v1.7

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Surfers at Kona By The Sea

We are checked into our condo and are enjoying a great view with surfers showing off the ancient Hawaiian sport.   Slideshow Builder by VisualSlideshow.com v1.7

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Hanging out at Kona by the Sea

Just another day in Paradise as I try out our new camera.    

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My Birthday in Hawaii

The big plan today was a Night Manta Ray Dive with Sea Paradise.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas. Big swells and rough surf meant no dive for us. We did have a fun time at LuLu’s for a late lunch.  This is one of our favorites haunts on The Big Island.  With a basket […]

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Whale Watch with Dan McSweeney

Yeah!  Today we finally did something as planned. Today we went on a whale watch with Captain Dan McSweeney.  This is something we have done on each visit to the Big Island.  That makes this the 8th trip. We have always seen whales, but some years are better than others.  This year we followed two […]

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Tour Kona Brewing Company

We packed up our gear and sent several items home.  The SCUBA gear was sent to Maui for the next part of our adventure. We hadn’t had a chance to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, so since this was a slow day it was a perfect opportunity. Off to Kona Brewing Company we […]

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