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Hawaii May 2014

Baby Island

Baby Island

In spite of our best efforts to keep the end at bay, Saturday morning came.   Hopper and I took one more bike ride past Lyman’s Bay to our guests’ Hale home. There we picked up Leslie and met Carter…

Friday Final Frames

Friday Final Frames

In 1779, Captain James Cook, the famous British explorer and navigator, was killed by Hawaiians at the edge of Kealakekua Bay in a dispute over a small boat.  We fared much better today as our party of 11 SwimVacationers, guides,…

Here and Honaunau

Here and Honaunau

This morning we took a ride south to Honaunau Bay, adjacent to Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Park. There’s a great lava rock formation there called Two Step.  Thousands of years ago, the lava cooled in a perfect little staircase at…

White and Magic Sands

White and Magic Sands

The amazing shades of blue seen on approach to Kua Bay. We woke to no surfers in Lyman’s Bay this morning. The swell is down! Up and going early, we loaded the van with our cooler and took off for…

Ironguests

Ironguests

Kona, Hawaii is known for hosting the Ironman Triathlon, and the 2.4 mile swim course is naturally always open for anyone to try. We brought our guests back there this morning after they had a little taste of it yesterday…

Passion (fruit) for swimming

Passion (fruit) for swimming

  In Kona, people go for swimming strolls. Instead of a walk in the park, they put on goggles, maybe fins, and swim from the town pier. There’s a swimming course set up there, often referred to as The Ironman…

The Velvet Wrecking Ball

The Velvet Wrecking Ball

Busy SwimVacation guides bopped around town today after a healthy amount of iced Kona Coffee. Caffeine makes me edgy and snarky, so Heather had to deal with most of the business until it wore off. We hung around the Pier…

Really Swell

Really Swell

Friday pm: A 13 hour flight sounds intimidating to many, but when you know the Big Island of Hawaii is at the end, it goes by quickly. Boston to San Francisco was filled with the movie “Her” (two thumbs up…