I will begin this blog post with a word on the weather that we experienced while in Hawaii, particularly in Kona. The weather, overall, was not what we expected. We expected to be graced with warm temperatures, blue skies and lots of sunshine throughout our stay in Hawaii. We had the warm temperatures; however, we experienced many cloudy and/or hazy days while in Kona. It rained several nights and a few days. John and Dorothy said the weather was unusual. John said that the winds were blowing the wrong way. That is why we had so many days of clouds, haze and rain.
Continuing with the activities of our third day in Hawaii …
While John and Bob were fishing and Dorothy was at work, I explored John and Dorothy’s condominium complex and two nearby trails that led to the ocean. The morning’s weather, after the overnight and early morning rain, was the best I had seen since our arrival. The sun was shining, and the sky was blue.
The staircase on the right-hand side of this photograph leads to John and Dorothy’s condominium. Their condominium is on the second floor, on the left.
I saw many colorful flowers, while strolling through John and Dorothy’s condominium complex. Here are photographs of a few of them.
After my stroll through the condominium complex, I walked across Alii Drive to a public access trail that led to the shoreline. Dorothy took Bob and I to the shoreline via this trail the previous night. You might recall that I did not have my camera with me during that visit. I didn’t make that mistake this time!
I could see a cruise ship off in the distance. Kona Bay is a shallow-water bay; therefore, cruise ships need to put down anchor out in deeper water. Transportation to and from shore is provided by small ferry boats that shuttle passengers between the ship and Kona Pier. A cruise ship puts down anchor here every Wednesday.
I LOVED watching the waves!
I walked a short distance on Alii Drive and came to the Kona Isle Condominium Resort access to the shoreline. Bob and I saw the previous night’s sunset from the shoreline accessible from this access point.
In the afternoon I entertained myself by photographing birds from Dorothy and John’s front and back lanais.
When Dorothy got out of work (2:30 PM), we drove to Jim’s house (John’s fishing partner) to pick up Bob and John. We drove to Honokohau Harbor, where we dumped the fish waste (heads, guts, and scales) from the day’s catch in the trash.
In the evening Dorothy and I drove to downtown Kona, where we watched another beautiful sunset.
The perfect ending to another wonderful day!