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.
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.