After breakfast we drove down the hill a couple of miles to Spencer Beach State Park and went for a walk along the shore.
Next to Spencers Beach Park there is a national historic site called Pu’ukohola Heiau. There are 2 big stone structures (Heiau) that were originally built by King Kamehameha in the late 1700’s. By building these, he was told that the gods would enable him to achieve his destiny and unify all the Hawaiian Islands. It worked out well for him in the end. On the way back we stopped in the very small community of Kawaihae and looked at Harbor Gallery, which has lots of incredible carvings. (No photos were taken) I did come away with some ideas.
It’s not quite as windy so far today and once again it is sunny and warm. This is the view from my chair on the lanai looking south down the coast of the Big Island.
If I turn my head 90 degrees this is the view looking west: