18th May 2007 to 25th May 2007

Kona is tourist central and was a bit of a shock after Volcano and had us longing to head back to our “simple” life in our cottage in Volcano. Still it was an interesting location with plenty of activities to do and sights to see.

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Lauri points toward home, some 7000km away, from the most southern tip of Hawaii. South Point was the departure for voyaging canoes heading for New Zealand.

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Ancient canoe mooring point. Canoes were attached by long ropes
to these holes so that they could fish off South Point without being swept away by the strong currents found here.

20070520L Hawaii 05 20070520R Hawaii 08 Stone wall and carvings at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge).

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Traditional waka at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge).
Photo by Lauri.

20070521L Hawaii 25 20070521L Hawaii 36 Snorkeling off Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), amazing amounts of tropical fish, sea turtles and even the very rare white whale (below).

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Photo by Lauri.

20070521 Hawaii Richard & Lauri at Lauau
Photo taken outside Lu’au at the Sheraton Hotel.

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Lauri with “Maui” at Lu’au at the Sheraton Hotel.

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Richard watches the carp here the Japanese Tea House at the Waihola Hilton.

Our Wedding on the Big Island