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Path to the beach

Today we didn't do very much.....   We walked downtown in Kailua-Kona.. and visited a great beach.  

Kailua-Kona is a darling town.   It has cute little surfer shops and has managed to retain their small town image and feel dispite the number of tourists hitting the town.....  We didn't feel hurried and just strolled along the walks chatting and looking.   The shops carried things that were the same but different....  They are tropical themes but different items and quality.   I love Hawaiian shirts and bought 3!

I enjoyed the art shops.  It is amazing that people can paint and make it look like a photograph... the attention to detail is incredible.  David and I particularly liked one artist's works in a little room.   I thought we were about to invest in it... then I discovered he loved the almost black and white picture of a moonlit island scene and I loved a daylight jungle flower scene.   Differences like this cannot be negotiated.  We both loved what we loved and moved on...  We both enjoyed the fish in the water scenes but it wouldn't really fit our house....  some of them were tens of thousands of dollars.   So they were also really out of our price range too....  unless we wanted to get a second on our house.........

Sunflower300 says:
I loved Kona! I stayed there for three days back in '99.
I love your blog, the memories are flooding back and I am getting very excited about my upcoming trip. :)
So... have you worn the Hawaiian shirts since your return home? :)
Posted on: Feb 26, 2008
Sweetski says:
Pity :(
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
sylviandavid says:
Rudolph, there was absolutely no photography inside... they were serious about it too!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
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Path to the beach
Path to the beach
Ala Loa: signs noting the sacred p…
Ala Loa: signs noting the sacred …
Bend in the path... it just gets p…
Bend in the path... it just gets …
Linda and Ray
Linda and Ray
David and Sylvia
David and Sylvia
The beach... lava
The beach... lava
A nice lady took our picture...
A nice lady took our picture...
Isnt this beautiful?
Isn't this beautiful?
Blue on Blue... and beautiful!
Blue on Blue... and beautiful!
Peaceful...
Peaceful...
Crashing waves
Crashing waves
Pretty in pink...
Pretty in pink...
David, Linda and Ray.... they were…
David, Linda and Ray.... they wer…
The plants behind the sign were im…
The plants behind the sign were i…
Ray and Linda: One Cute Couple!
Ray and Linda: One Cute Couple!
Fresh water ponds for rearing fish
Fresh water ponds for rearing fish
Fresh water ponds
Fresh water ponds
this halua was recreated and it wa…
this halua was recreated and it w…
Blue, blue surf
Blue, blue surf
Looking out ...
Looking out ...
The beach path winding past the lu…
The beach path winding past the l…
Beautiful beach
Beautiful beach
Kings path... undisturbed
King's path... undisturbed
Waves crashing near coral chunks
Waves crashing near coral chunks
Ocean
Ocean
Waves
Waves
beach scene
beach scene
crab remains...
crab remains...
Turtlee
Turtlee
Waves
Waves
signs
signs
Beautiful trees. Do you see Linda …
Beautiful trees. Do you see Linda…
Ahhhh.... so beautiful
Ahhhh.... so beautiful
Almost a beach
Almost a beach
trees on the beach
trees on the beach
Fish in the fresh water ponds...
Fish in the fresh water ponds...
Blue chair
Blue chair
Fresh water ponds
Fresh water ponds
fish rearing ponds
fish rearing ponds
ocean,, beach, lava
ocean,, beach, lava
Wonderful waves
Wonderful waves
surf
surf
looking across the shoreline
looking across the shoreline
signs
signs
Koa Moi
Ko'a Moi
Beautiful beach
Beautiful beach
I am obviously having Fun...... th…
I am obviously having Fun...... t…
fish
fish
Fish through the bridge rails..the…
Fish through the bridge rails..th…
greenery
greenery
Waves
Waves
Looking across the water
Looking across the water
beach
beach
Lava...
Lava...
a little inlet
a little inlet
white water....
white water....
looking out across the water
looking out across the water
Splash action
Splash action
Strolling the beach path
Strolling the beach path
Turtle.... sunning
Turtle.... sunning
Sunning turtle
Sunning turtle
Sylvia taking one of 3000 pictures…
Sylvia taking one of 3000 picture…
walking the beach.... See the turt…
walking the beach.... See the tur…
A turtle who just arrived....
A turtle who just arrived....
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photo by: sylviandavid