It has been a very busy week, exploring the unknown and driving new roads in the warm Hawaiian sun. T-shirt and shorts weather, and leave your shoes at home is the Hawaiian way. I have lots of memories to share as soon as I gather my thoughts and figure out how best to present them. This time I have taken less still images and gone for more video. For that reason I purchased a new camera to take with me on this trip. I call it my Hawaiian camera. It has survived a 2+ foot drop onto the hard asphalt when it fell out of my case. It also survived two other drops onto a carpeted area, and two further drops while on the plane. The metal body is my friend. It is barely 1 month old and it has battle scars of honour.
We have had little sleep since Saturday morning as we had to check out of our ocean view condo by 12 noon and were left without a home base until we arrived at the airport around 9pm to allow enough time for security. They were very thorough and everyone had to walk around in bare feet until we went through the metal detectors. It took nearly 2 hours to make it into the waiting area to find out our plane was rescheduled for a 12:20am takeoff. When we got home there was a note in both of our luggage that it was opened by Security (Transporation Security Administration, Notice of Baggage Inspection) to check the contents and repacked. We arrived home at 9:30am Sunday, took a short nap and went out at 3pm to purchase provisions. It will be another day or so before we don't look like walking zombies.
I have put together a short video of some live action taken at the Lu'au we enjoyed on our first day in Kona. It is HIGH DEFinition so be sure to click the HD button.