The bay where Captain Cook made his initial landing and also committed his fatal follies seems to be a cursed place. Modern day strangers come here not to teach the locals what is good and bad and make money in the process. They come here to admire the vistas and spend money as they swim along. Once the money has wormed its way into the human...more
Just off Captain Cook’s cluster of houses, at the water level, the so-called “Place of Refuge” is located. It has the haughty claim of being a heritage site due to some remnants of Hawaiian temples, nicely complemented with toilet facilities, Polynesian impersonators and even an amphitheater where the busloads would start their history...more
These are what I refer to as the real people of Kealakekua and Captain Cook. Without them, these towns would never have been created. Their efforts in the coffee and macadamia nut fields is legion in these parts. They get very little credit for their contributions to the area at large.COFFEE TREEIn the annals of the Big Island's history, one of the...more
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Let me be the first to admit that the Island of Hawaii is, generally, a black hole for fine dining. Just accept it and then find the best that the island can offer. I think Kee'i Cafe is a very good restaurant. I have eaten there about about 10 time in nine years. The wine list is good compared to other BIg Island establishment. Nonetheless, it...more
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No doubt, the only way to get here is by automobile. There is no airport or other way of getting to this little spot off the road. Generally speaking, people who decide to stay in or around Kona will venture out this way.
But try instead to imagine getting here the way the little town's namesake got here. Wouldn't that be fun?
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This is how that wonderful food which everyone so enjoys (right?) begins. The Taro plants will eventually become POI still an Island favourite. HAWAIIAN EYE ON HONOLULU[-X-]This is a large page, enter only if you have the time and desire to find out what the tourists miss most.more
Continuing on with the theme, this is a family of people who are well known to me. They are standing in front of their Sugar Plantation home which has two bedrooms, considered among the finer plantation homes reserved for the supervisory class, very posh. Typically, the house had no bathroom facilities, but did have furo (Japanese bath) just to the...more
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm offers fresh coffee, newly harvested macadamia nuts, and the opportunity to take a guided tour into the past. This is a great place to learn about an important chapter of Hawaii's past - as well as its present!I had not realized how important Japanese Americans were in the development of the Kona Coffee industry....more
Fascinating "living history" site. It is just off State Route 11 on the south Kona Coast. The Store is operated by the Kona Historical Society and has limited opening hours - be sure to check in advance.Costumed interpreters explain the wares that would have been found in a typical Hawaii general store during the 1890s and early 1900s. Visitors to...more
Just off the Island Belt road. not far from Captain Cook. An Anglican parish since the late 19th century, formerly one of the favorite churches of Hawaiian royalties. It's worth taking a look inside this beautiful small church. "Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness" reads the inscription above the screen. You don't see this kind of altar...more