The Islands at Mauna Lani
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... here it stands! The whole area has lots of little shops and galleries that were fun to look inside...very tempting to buy things but the suitcase is full! We drove out to see the wind farm which was right next to the Upolu Airport. There was a nice runway but the hood said it was an "adventure" to land a plane there because it was naturally very windy but the currents made by the wind turbines made landing a plane very difficult. We took the drive to ...
... plant is located on the farm to roast and package Greenwell Farms Coffee. The company ships green beans to the gourmet coffee industry around the world and over the years has established itself as the premiere source of Kona Coffee. During harvest time he said they process 400,000 pounds of beans. He showed us the trees with beans growing. The beans don't all ripen at once so the beans have to be hand picked. A good picker will pick 600 pounds a day! That is ...
... fish again tonight!" He told us the stone foundation behind him was the remains of his great grandmother's house. A very interesting old fellow to chat with. After that, we walked along the beach the other direction and came upon a protected inlet with a nice sandy bottom. A little dip in the water was welcome here. On the way back to the car we stopped at a beach side restaurant. Dianne and I ...
... Because of the spalting that is commonly present, the wood can be a kaleidoscope of colors. Under normal circumstances, heartwood is a golden brown, while other colors such as yellow and streaks of pink and/or black can also occur. Paler sapwood is not always clearly defined. Curly or mottled grain patterns are also common. It will make a beautiful bowl! Banksia wood comes from Australia. Banksia plants are naturally adapted to the presence of ...
... saw the beautiful coast line along Kona (eastern side of the island). The snorkel site was Keauhou Bay and the tour was Fair Winds. I highly recommend them.
Needlesstosay, we were exhausted. We came back to the room, fell asleep and woke up in time for dinner. We used the $50 gift card from the hotel. The tip ended up being more than the bill!