The great thing about Manini Point House is that we will be treated to a sunset every night we're here. This photo shows last night's--not too shoddy for an iPhone picture.
Yesterday was a "chill out" day--we did a lot of nothing. Laid around, read, walked down to the beach a couple of times. Checked out the kayak rentals across Kealakekua Bay, and we may try kayaking at some point during our stay. The neighborhood is a mix of houses for rent to tourists but mostly locals.
The oddest thing is that the locals allow their animals to run all over the place--which is fine, I love dogs and cats--but the thing I did NOT expect to see, nor associate with a Hawaiian vacation--was this little guy grazing in somebody's front yard:
There ya have it, folks: he da kine donkey!
The place is also fragrant with flowers and bursting with colors. Plucked this plumeria bloom from a tree on the roadside and wore it in my hair for much of the afternoon.
We grilled burgers and sweet corn out on the deck for dinner and went to bed early, once again listening to the sound of rain pounding the tiled roof.
On tap for today: maybe a drive into town. Chelle wants to hit some thrift shops to look for some aloha shirts. Maybe we'll grab lunch at Kona Brewing Company. No worries: I'll be the designated driver.