A Beautiful Edge of the World B&B
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A two and a half hour drive across the Big Island on the Saddle Road brought us to Captain Cook, a small town about 12 miles south of Kailuia-Kona. The B & B is perched on the top of a ridge with a panoramic view over the bay. The Edge of the World is a bit of a challenge to get to but well worth the pain. Kurt and his wife own a small private …
... restaurant operation manager went for Chinese breakfast after taking down our names for afternoon tour. Something about Hawaii breakfast, only those Chinese places (all of them BBQ, Cantonese style) open for breakfast at 6am, like in Taiwan/China.
Then headed N. to NELHA (Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority) for the presentation, then abalone farm. Drove right by the visitor center with large solar roof, without ...
... checking out those impressive banyan trees. The roots like structure densely hanging from tree branches, very lush green. Later we read from the travel book that a few dignitaries planted some of the trees, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Amelia Earhart.
After a slow breakfast (though complimentary) at our hotel, we checked out and headed to Suisan for poke. Poke, are the raw fish chunks, usually ahi tuna and salmon seasoned ...
... Tsunami to clobber the area was from last year’s Japanese earthquake. The wise people who live here are up on the mountain. Even that has risk as Mauna Loa could erupt at any time. Earthquakes are frequent too. That’s the price for living in paradise.
As we traveled we came upon a large pod of spinner dolphins. These dolphins are about ½ the size of the bottlenose dolphins we see on the east coast. They frolicked alongside us for a considerable distance. It ...
... Most of the fruit came from the farmer's market earlier that day.
The following morning, we rose early-ish and drove almost a third of the coast to Volcanoes National Park. We start with a light hike around the major steam vents, and continued on to the lava tube hike. Unfortunately only the first segment of the lava tube was open to the public this particular day. There's ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
We spent three nights there and everything was just wonderful. The house, the hosts, their hospitality and lovely coffee from their farm. The house has a fabulous view.
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