Nearly seven days have passed since I set foot on the big Island of Hawai’i and I’ve never felt more at home. It’s all new of course, the rain forests, the falls, the volcanoes, but it feels like “home.” My friends left about six hours ago to return home, and I’m already missing them terribly.
For most of the time here, we had an unobstructed view of the Pacific, and I went to sleep with the sound of the waves on the barriers around the lagoons in front of the Resort, and nearly every day we were out snorkeling and seeing the most incredible collection of tropical fish you can imagine. Did I mention the sea turtles that rest in the lagoon? They are protected, so you need to give them a healthy respect and distance, but WOW!
Tonight I sat at the open air bar and watched the sunset drinking margaritas while just off the coast probably 500 yards, a pod of whales were showing off blowing their noses in the air and waving at us with their tails.
If you have never been here, and you ever get the chance, definitely do it. I’ll have some photos coming in the next post.