On our ninth day in Hawaii (Tuesday, May 25th) we embarked on a two-day circular driving tour of the island of Hawaii (see map here). John and Dorothy were our tour guides. During the two-day period we toured the following five regions: South Island, Kilauea Volcano, Hilo, Puna and Hamakua.
As we began our journey, the sights along the Southern Kona Coast (Rt. 11) were familiar. We had traveled this way the previous day, when we visited “the Painted Church” and the Place of Refuge in the village of Honaunau. Approximately 60 miles from Kona is South Point, which is the southernmost point of all 50 states.
The fishing line is held afloat by what appears to be a plastic bottle (the red speck in the water). At the end of the line appears to be a big plastic bag (black speck in the water).
We found this sign somewhere north of South Point, but still in the South Island region. The sign provided a good laugh.
Next stop – Other small towns located in the South Island region