Last day on the big Island

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drying the coffee beans

  Even though we were not impressed with the B&B, the manager of the facility was a very nice gentlemen who was running it for an absentee owner.  He explained the owner was trying to sell the land(was once a coffee plantation) and was not putting any money back into the B&B.  The manager along with his 13 yr. old son were keeping the place going and did make an excellent breakfast each morning and was very helpfull on telling us were to snorkle( even had mask, fins, and towels for us to use)-sites to see and where to eat supper both nights. Even if I remembered the name I could not recomend it due to uncertinty of it staying open.

We did some snorkleing early in a small cove then spent the rest of day siteeing.  Visited a coffee plantation and processor which was very interesting and will enclude some pictures--visit an early church called "The Painted Church" by many but is the St.

Little friend at B&B--even in bedroom
Benedicts Catholic Church which was very worth while and pretty-both church and land.   St. Benedicts Catholic Church                                    If you are in the area locals can tell you how to find both places--Local roads are in good shape but being on side of volcano lots of loops, -dead-ends ect.  Was also an interesting restored village-historical site close by where we also saw sea turtles.site of hawaian kings.

We had lunch in the pretty little town of Kailua-Kona right on the waterfront.  Thats right, do not remember name of place but had good food and excellent views. Kailua-Kona town 

Had a great day-got back to B&B at nightfall and went to bed early as we fly out early in AM to go to Kauai

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drying the coffee beans
drying the coffee beans
Little friend at B&B--even in bedr…
Little friend at B&B--even in bed…
another one
another one
The Painted Church--St. Benedicts
The Painted Church--St. Benedicts
more painted church
more painted church
painted church
painted church
more Painted Church
more Painted Church
sea turtle
sea turtle
Sea turtle little deeper in water
Sea turtle little deeper in water
Do not know what it is but pretty
Do not know what it is but pretty
last lunch on Kona
last lunch on Kona
Telling us goodby from Kona
Telling us goodby from Kona
drying racks for coffee beans
drying racks for coffee beans
washing beans befor drying
washing beans befor drying
beans brought in by other plantati…
beans brought in by other plantat…
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