After 5 days on Hawaii Big Island it is no less of a blast than it was on day one or two. Of course the days still stand in the sign of – adjusting to the time difference and getting over the jetlag.
The last 2 days we spent a lot of time in the water or running Alii Drive and it is a good choice when you’re coming here around the time of the race to be in the water at 6:30 – this way you still avoid the main crowd and you can watch the sun rise above the mountains to your left. We didn’t have the pleasure of swimming with the dolphins yet but watching all the different species of fish underneath you is a real joy – slightly distracting from what you’re supposed to do so: Swimming 🙂
The other day we took a trip into the lava fields just past Kona International Airport – what a great and impressive place – we highly recommend renting a 4×4 when you get here. After just a few hundred yards the road turned into a seriously bumpy ride leading through the black lava fields to a beautiful beach with coconut trees, coralls and beautiful sand.
We found some great little places to visit when coming to Hawaii for the first time.
– Crazy Shirts – to get good quality shirts with great prints and logos to remember your trip to the island
– Bike Works – legendary bike store that offers everything you’re looking for – not just for cyclists
– Kona Mountain Coffee of Queen K – great coffee and more great gifts to bring home – like a new leisure bag for the ladies made out of coffee bags
Those are of course popular and slighlty touristy places on the island but nevertheless worth checking out.
Time to cook some fresh fish now, listen to our favorite radio channel 101.5 KWXX and relax while the sun is setting over the ocean!