Gosh back to work with a bump! The routine is already back in place (just about)- seems like these photos were taken a long time ago.
So, after our trip to the Volcano National Park, we went to the west coast of the Big Island, to a resort. Not something we would usually do, but we had figured we would want a couple of days to chill out before our next move. The drive there was lovely as it was a coastal road with waterfalls coming down to the sea, and the resort was very posh- when we checked in we were given shell necklaces (lei?), sat down at a table, given an iced towel (you used to get that sort of thing on a plane) and some guava juice. Very posh indeed! But the downside- no free internet!
We walked around the grounds of the resort.
Many palm trees, beautiful views of the ocean.
Flowers in the trees
Matched my flower hair clip!
Found a wild turtle- was massive!
Loving being by the sea
We found some chairs to watch the sunset from
Then I had a wander as I saw another turtle
Then we went to one of the restaurants- perfect view of the palm trees and sea
And the flames too- I liked those torches
I went for an Earl Grey (it was a bit chilly by then) and a fruit plate- yummy fresh papaya filled with all sorts of fruits- delicious.
The next day we went up the mountain (can’t remember the name) to watch the sun set and then do some star gazing- as it was so clear when we were in Volcano we were hoping to be amazed.
The visitors centre set up telescopes- I got to see Saturn so clearly, and the moon. Then someone did a talk and explained about all the different constellations, pointed out planets (we could see Mars with our eyes and even see the orange glow compared to the blue/white glows from other stars).
I have never been somewhere so dark either!
There were turtles in our hotel- little rescue ones that live there until they are big enough to survive in the wild.
Also some sharks in some of the ponds
Post card image!
I would rather be here!
It was a lovely couple of days- except from our trip to the mountain (which was a long drive- Saddle Road (goes between mountains) was bumpy enough, and then the drive up the mountain was very steep and twisty) we did not do much except relax. Well, we had a run one morning together, and saw more turtles on the beach! I think a couple of days was enough as I am not into sunbathing or anything, but it was lovely to just totally relax.
Right, that is enough for now- well done if you made it to the end again!