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Today we decided to travel south again over the road we travelled to get here from Pahoa. Of course we did not go all the way to Pahoa but I wanted to have another look at the town of Na'alehu and we had been told we really should try the Macadamia Nut Cream Pie.
Coming back from Na'ahelu we stopped at Ho'okena Beach which was recommended for it's clear water which is great for snorkeling. Turtles come here but we didn't see any.
We enjoyed walking along the wet, cooler sand and people watching. It was very warm in the sun but pleasantly cool under the shade of the trees. I asked a Dad if we could take photos of an extensive construction in the sand he was helping his young sons build. The boys had been so impressed by the stories told them at the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Park that they were building the walls and temple they had seen the previous day.
We stayed at the beach until well into the afternoon. On the road again and I remembered we had agreed to visit the Painted Church before we returned 'home' to the plantation
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We were feeling a little tired when we got home so I was glad we had left-overs from last night. I topped the eggy bake thing with cheese and heated it enough to melt it in microwave. Salad completed our meal. We have enough bacon and eggs and lettuce for another main meal.
I have been writing this and watching the Hula Competition, an important part of the 50th Merry Monarch Festival in Hilo. The history and significance of this festival would take too much time to write tonight. This is so important I heard it compared with Christmas Day. Miss Aloha Hula has been selected and given a huge trophy of carved wood. It must be hollow because she is able to carry it under her arm. I will post this now and continue to watch until sleepy. Guess who had coffee late this afternoon!!!