Kona

A Tail of Two Turtles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Big Island Hawaii, Green Sea Turtles, Kona, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, watching, whale | 0 comments

A Tail of Two Turtles

Randy and I went to the National Park adjacent to the north side of Honokahau Harbor and walked along the beach for a little break from running errands. We generally make a weekly trip from Ocean View to Kona to stock up for our Leilani Bed & Breakfast guests. It was extremely low tide and we must have seen at least 20 green sea turtles feeding on the bottom of the reef in the shallows. We have been told since that they were all females; the males don’t come in close to shore like that. What we discovered is that they get quite territorial over their terrain of algae, and when...

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Thanksgiving in Paradise

Posted by on Nov 21, 2007 in Bed and Breakfast Thanksgiving, Big Island, DX Radio, Hawaii, Hilo, Kona, Pacific Seafarers Net, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

We at the Leilani Bed & Breakfast are preparing to have a traditional gathering around the dinner table with our friends. So what is Thanksgiving in paradise like? Our menu is going to be pretty traditional, with a little contemporary touch of tropical fruits. But what we find different here is that so many open their homes to those who might otherwise be alone. We have invited some world cruisers who have just sailed to the Big Island of Hawaii, finding safe anchorage for the storm season. Randy plays an important role as one of the net control operators for the Pacific Seafarers Net...

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