At 4:30 am (6:30 am in Vancouver) sleep no longer is possible. The ocean is making a heck of a ruckus and I can see white-capped swells coming out of the darkness and crashing onto black lava boulders about 15 meters from my bed. I grab my Nic-stick and sit on the dark Lanai. OMG! Are those all stars up there? After staring at the sky’s twinkling canopy for a while it ‘dawns’ on me how much Vancouverites really paid for cars and personal transportation.
|Not a city; A cruise ship bringing shoppers to Kona|
Dawn MUST come SOON now, I keep thinking. At 5:30 am, the horizon is still as pitch dark as one hour earlier. 5 minutes later I seem to detect that here is a tiny difference in the degree of pitch-blackness close to where the horizon should be. Could it be that the sea is slightly more pitch-black than the sky?
At 5:50 am I am showered, ready to go shopping for breakfast materials, and some hesitant sign of dawn has arrived. The shoreline appears out of the darkness to the left and the right.
At 6:20 am I am at the supermarket in the mall. It opens at 7 am, time for another drive and more pictures.
|from the supermarket parking lot|
|From a rock in front of the hotel|
|that ship again|
|Back at the mall: grocery shopping accomplished|
Then: FINALLY breakfast:
|Hawaiian sweetbread, pineapple, and Octopus Poke ;-o|
|Can't really complain about the view|