Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kealakekua Bay - Kona Big Island Hawaii

AKA as Cooks Bay - this is where Captain Cook died. anyway, we left yesterday and came around the point to a fantastic show of lava! it was worth the trip I tell ya. unfortuneatly my camera doesn't do well with the night photos while moving in a boat.
We were about 3/4 of a mile away from the lava! it was even erupting high into the air!! Way cool. Graeme you would have loved that!
We are now in cooks bay, went for a swim, and then checked out the monument for Captain Cook. great snorkeling here so we will come back tomorrow morning, We lucked out on the way back to the boats. Dolphins everywhere, so we -the kids and I and then Jenny and Jocelyn , jumped in and swam with them!! they were under us and jumping and spinning - so cool, Kyle even had one touch his foot! It was amazing. We are now sitting down to a great dinner and for a lark I thought I'd check for internet, and low and behold - free and fast!! enjoy, we will be snorkeling tomorrow and will get more pictures. Apparently there are turtles and manta rays here as well.

the 2 captains posing for there famous shot - they got us here safely

just one of the many beautiful sites here !

My monkeys
Trivia - what was the name of Captain Cooks ship? this one is easy!!

our friends ( family now) Robert and Rose on Tillicum, they have left this morning to head straight to San Fran. very good people!

1 comment:

Karen said...

HMS Endeavour is the name. Launched in 1764 as the collier Earl of Pembroke, she was purchased by the Navy in 1768 for a scientific mission to the Pacific Ocean, and to explore the seas for the postulated Terra Australis Incognita or "unknown southern land". Renamed and commissioned as His Majesty's Bark Endeavour, she departed Plymouth in August 1768.

How's that for ya.

I made it a little tougher.

Karen C





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