So we drive to the Pagoda, hotel, turn in the car, and walk to Walmart, do some last, shopping for, necessities, water, sunscreen etc. it was an adventure. Then took the free shuttle back to the ship, the ship sailed at five. We said a sad aloha to Oahu we were all sad to leave, hope we get to come back some day.
So now it was on to, the big island, and Hilo. George, and Diane met us just outside the gate, and they showed us there, part of Hawaii. Right beside there condo is a small park, and I don't remember the name, but there is a great swim area, and you can swim with the turtles!
This is walking into the park.
Just beyond here, there are steps, to go into the water.
Then we got to see their airplane, and we were on to a Saturday morning market, no photos, of the market, too busy buying.
Next day we were in Kona, here we had a private tour, to Explore the Kohola coastline, the birthplace of King Kamehameha and the mystical Polou Valley. This tour took us along the scenic Kohala coastline, a landscape of lava flows, resorts and white sand beaches. Visit PU'ukohola Helau National Historic Site and the temple of King Kamehameha the Great. We traveled to historic Hawi town, the birthplace of King Kamehamaha and payed a visti to the original statue of the king, we continued to the end of the road to take in breathtaking views of the Pololu Valley with it's black sand beach and tropical wetlands, traversing the Kohola mountain pass through active ranch land return to Kailua-Kona along mountainous country roads while taking in panoramic views of the island.
It was nice but a long drive in a van, that had one too many people, I think by now we were tired, ready for a sea day.
So now it is on to Fanning Island.....