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Our Hawaiian Vacation: First Stop of Kohala Day Trip

As I mentioned in an earlier post, on days that Dorothy was scheduled to work we stayed close to home. On days that Dorothy did not have to work we explored more distant places on the Island of Hawaii.

On our fourth day in Hawaii (Thursday, May 20th) Dorothy wasn’t scheduled to work. We took advantage of Dorothy’s day off work by taking a circular driving tour through the Kohala Region. Here is a map of the route that we took while exploring the Kohala Region.

The Kohala Region is located north of Kona. The Kohala Region is diverse in that it contains lush forests, dry lava desert, windswept grassy plains and extraordinary beaches. Our first stop on our tour was at one of the extraordinary beaches. Manini’owali Beach (or Kua Bay as it is also known) is part of Kekaha Kai State Park. The beach is located about 12 miles north of Kona.

D5202747 4x6Manini’owali Beach Picnic Area

D5202748 4x6Manini’owali Beach

D5202754 4x6Bob and I at Manini’owali Beach

Don’t you love my hat? It served two purposes. The hat kept my hair from blowing into a tangled mess, and it prevented the sun from burning my scalp!

My next blog post will contain more details and photographs of our circular tour of Kohala.

14 Responses to “Our Hawaiian Vacation: First Stop of Kohala Day Trip”

  1. Betsy from Tennessee

    Oh I cannot get over how gorgeous that water is… I've always heard that the water around Hawaii is blue/green… SO pretty…Love your hat.. I have a similar one which I bought when we were hiking at Tallulah Gorge in the RAIN.Hugs,Betsy

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  2. Ciss B

    I wear a hat outside a lot too – your hat is much cooler than mine! Love your pictures too.

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  3. Andrea

    Glad to meet you Linda and Bob. Your photos are really all awesome, especially the sunsets. I've been reviewing the properties at flickr, i hope to learn from them. thank you so much.

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  4. Joe Todd

    All I can say is ONO so many great posts. I've been to Hawaii a couple times and now I'm thinking I really need to go back. Just back from vacation a wanting to go again LOL

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  5. Cynthia

    The water looks so beautiful! But my favorite photo is the shot of you and Bob! I hear you about the hats… I burn easy and if I let sun beat down on my unprotected head, I get bad headaches. There's more than one hat in my arsenal here!

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