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Tips For An Affordable Vacation In Hawaii

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Affordable Hawaii Vacation, Big Island, Hawaii car rentals, Hawaii tsunami, Inter island travel, save on dining out in Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed, vacation of your dreams in Hawaii | 0 comments

Tips For An Affordable Vacation In Hawaii

With everything that is going on today, people are feeling they need a vacation more than ever. But, for the same reasons, they are feeling more challenged in being able to take a vacation. Here are some tips that we have gleaned from our guests here at Leilani Bed and Breakfast on turning these challenges into an opportunity for taking their dream vacation in Hawaii. The challenge of rising airfares: Our guests seem to be getting more for their travel dollar by taking fewer, longer vacations. That way, they spend less on airfare overall, really have an opportunity to explore their...

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Mayday call off Mexico picked up in Hawaii

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Big Island Hawaii, Coast Guard, Ham Radio, KH6RC, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, man and dog rescue, March 21, rescue, sailboat | 0 comments

Mayday call off Mexico picked up in Hawaii

Sometimes being in the right place at the right time can make a huge impact. Randy was listening on the maritime net March 21st, and heard a mayday call. A boat in distress off the coast of Mexico, approximately 120 miles west of Ensenada was putting out a mayday call. Due to vessel problems his signal was very weak, and Randy – KH6RC – from his ham radio station here at Leilani Bed and Breakfast on the Big Island Hawaii, was the only person who was able to pick up the weak mayday call from the sailboat. Rex – KC5AGO , in Stonewall, Texas, was able to hear Randy’s...

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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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Revisiting a favorite place on the Big Island of Hawaii

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010 in Big Island Hawaii, Black Sand Beach, Green Sea Turtles, Leilani Bed and Breakfast | 0 comments

Revisiting a favorite place on the Big Island of Hawaii

Randy and I finally replaced our “old” digital camera with a new one with much better resolution. To try it out, we went to one of our favorite stomping grounds, Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is just a short drive from the Leilani Bed and Breakfast. It was late in the afternoon and the sun and shadows were really great. So, what do you think?   The first two are of the fresh water pond, just behind the beach. And of course for the last picture, I had to shoot one of my wonderful friends, this amazing green sea turtle. I would say I see a turtle about 85% of...

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A New Hidden Gem on the Island

Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Hawaii, Lapakahi State Park, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, whale | 0 comments

A New Hidden Gem on the Island

Randy and I made a day trip up to the north end of the island to see exceptionally large waves that had been reported. As it turned out, the waves seemed to have reached the island of Oahu and stopped, for the ones we saw were only a few feet. However, our adventure turned out great. We found a small state park that we had not previously visited, Lapakahi State Park. It is the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian settlement of fishermen and farmers. It was originally settled in the 1300’s. The location is exquisite, right on the waterfront with beautiful little coves. There is a two mile trail...

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