December 29th, 2009 – by: traveller142009
Being my first time in Kona and with only one day to sightsee, I wanted to see as much as I could. My friend just wanted to hang out on the beach so I took the car and headed out. I took the northern route as I wanted to see the Kohala Coast and the original statute of King Kamehameha which is located in Kapa'au/Pololu Valley. I made numerous stops including Spencer Beach Park and saw that Pu'ukohala Heiau (sacred Hawaiian temple) National Historial Site constructed by King Kamehameha in 1790-91. I then visited the Coffee Mills and the original statute of King Kamehameha in Kapa'au and the Black Sand Beach in Polulu Valley Lookout. On the way back, I took the scenic drive on Highway 250 into Waimea
where I visited the Parker's Visitor Center and Ranch. I then headed back to Kona to meet my friends for dinner.