I was still floating on cloud 9 after spending time with the sea turtles and having my toes covered in warmth from the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. I had a feeling that moment in time would be etched in my memory for all of eternity. As we continued on our way to the West coast of the Big Island, we once again noticed the vastly changing landscape. From volcanoes to tropical forests to beautiful beaches, the Big Island seemed to have it all!
We were at our next historical destination: Pu’uhonua O Honaunau. This historic park, preserving aspects of traditional Hawaiian life, is located on the black lava flats of the southern Kona coast. Its position on the Honaunau Bay gave way to a sheltered canoe landing and fresh drinking water. Because of these factors, this sea-side shelter became the most important residence to many royal chiefs.
We continued our journey along the West coast of the Big Island, making our way to our final resort, located in the North Kohala District. For the next three days, our plan was to slow down, relax and celebrate our wedding anniversary!
Now don’t think our adventure is over just yet! If you haven’t figured it out by now, Wifey and I don’t sit well! We found a way to do a bit more exploring, even during our “relaxing” part of the trip.
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~Miriam Beard
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