Monday, December 12, 2011

Life at the fuel dock...

You know us, we can make our home anywhere - even at the fuel dock!

Turtle crossing
There is lots of sea life around us - leopard rays, beautiful coral fish, lots of turtles, and a big Tiger shark named Laverne.

We haven't seen Laverne yet, but keep feeding her scraps.

Sunset at the fuel dock
During the day, the fuel dock has boats coming and going, but not too many. At night, we have the place to ourselves - almost.

A couple of times, we have divers surprise us around 11pm. Bubbles against the hull are a little disconcerting when you aren't expecting them.

Our transportation
Since we don't have a dock, we decided to launch the dinghy to go to shore, plus adjust our mooring lines.

Much easier than trying to jump from the bow - at least for me. Doug is an excellent rower and even sings to me!

Christmas in Hawaii

We have been doing a little bit of boat work and lots of goofing off - of course.

We toured the village of Holualoa with Joe and Leah - lots of unique art galleries and one great restaurant.  A very nice day trip.

It is great to be in Hawaii during the holidays - lots of decorations, events, and warm, wonderful weather.

I know, quit rubbing it in!

We joined in the fun and attended the 27th annual Christmas parade - it was a hoot! All of the local charities, organizations, etc. had an entry.

Quinn's set up a table outside so we got to see it all - comfortably with a Mai Tai in hand.

We leave Tuesday for Texas to celebrate the holidays with the Family - YIPPEE!

It will be strange to be so far from Moondance. It has been a long time. New friends here in Kona will keep an eye on her for us, so we know she is in good hands.

In our explorations of Kailua-Kona, here are some of our "Best Finds". We promise to keep up the search!

Hamburger - Splashers on Alii
Homemade onion rings - Splashers on Alii
Fish and chips - Quinns on Alii
Mai Tai's (especially during happy hour 2 - 5) - Canoe Club on Alii
Seared Ahi tuna - Bite Me at Honokohau Harbor
Pizza - Kona Brewing Company on Kuakini Hwy
Sports Bar - Oceans on Alii


Unknown said...

It's been great following your blog, which I check periodically. Now that I've been back since July, and done a lot of traveling since then, cruising already almost seems like something that happened in a past life. Bruce and I went out for a day sail on Calou last weekend and while it was great sailing on the Bay, it certainly was't the tropics. Sorry to hear your trip to Hawaii was a bit rough. It sounds like you will have a nice amount of time to recover and decide whether you are up for a possible repeat of the experience. Merry Christmas!

- John (from Calou)

Anonymous said...

hi! I've been looking for blog posts about Kailua-Kona to feature on our site--I like your "best finds" list. If you're interested, you can drop me a line at Brenda (at) Dwellable (.com)

thanks and Happy New Year!