Sunday, December 28, 2008

Meanwhile....back in Kona

Speaking of Kona, I am always enthralled with the quaintness of many of the old houses and businesses there.  The outer islands of Hawaii are full of old homes and structures, and the Big island is no exception.  The entire town of Hawi in the north of Kohala is practically a museum piece of old Hawaii.  In the picture above is an old building or home that may or may not still be in use, just off the road before Honaunau.  

Below is Rons Custom Saddlery, the starting point for Kealekekua trail rides and where I first discovered Terry Fitzgerald's Da Kine Coffee. I used to buy it there (along with Kona Bob coffee) but the saddle shop is open on, shall we say, an indeterminate schedule.  So after missing the proprietor one too many times I began visiting Terry's farm and the rest, as they say, is Kona Coffee history.  But the saddle shop is still there and a treat to see every time I pass by.  they host trail rides down to Kealekekua Bay twice a day on most days.

Then there is the subtle color scheme of the Blue Ginger Gallery in Captain Cook, a beautiful old building, tenderly restored and then painted a brilliant blue that is hard to miss.

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