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Island Tour / Exploration, Kailua-Kona: 10 reviews and 9 photos


Fondest memory: Landing on Kailua-Kona airport, you´ll at once notice the surrounding BLACK. This lava is not very old and covers much of the northwestern coastal plain. The Ironman athletes have to run and cycle along this road in late summer, when temperatures may still hit the thirties - and there´s black lava, reflecting the heat. A lovely sight along the Queen Kaahumanu Road are the many 'graffitis' made from white corals, and also every now and then there are oases with palm trees, bringing some lively green to the barren black landscape.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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