Friday, January 24
Kona, final day
Our last full day in Kona was a thoroughly relaxing one. Slow to get going after a morning’s work, we strolled into Kona’s ‘downtown’ waterfront area—Ali’I Drive—to succumb to the tourist magnet. We’d stopped in to a few places here over the week, but today strolled the length of the strip from the Marriott Hotel north of the Iron Man’s start, past the farmer’s market, to condos beyond the hotels.
Lots of little shops to browse, spots to stop into to grab a bite and/or drink, and basically everything you’d expect on a waterfront tourist strip.
But this strip has the Kona waterfront, which is just gorgeous. Some beaches loaded with the black lava that’s everywhere, some beaches ‘cleaned’ of it and more typical sand...Read More