Saturday, November 15, 2008

Napapoo & Captain Cook...

Oh so lucky to live on the Big Island... Just love every breath I get to breathe here! This morning coach told me to take a hike (literally), not one of his usual "Bree Wee!!!" Where he wants to tell me to take a hike or GET LOST...

So I hiked. For 3 hours. A mile of getting lost, 4 miles down to where Captain Cook first landed in the "Sandwich Isles" then 4 miles up...up...up...




What amazing views!

Check this out! Back in the day the ancient Hawaiians would bury the Alii in the lava caves. This one looked a LOT like a face to me...






Coffee- talk about organic!


Ahhh.... life is good!





Oh the places your feet can take you...




The Monument... it's pretty little- ha ha ha!




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33 comments:

Melissa said...

Great photos Bree! The one rock photo totally looks like a face. Sounds like you had a wonderful hike!

Damie said...

Bree, I am insanely jealous. I can't believe the access you have to amazing discoveries right outside your door! (I think the cave looks like a face too.) Looks like a great day in Kona! :)

Beth said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Great way to spend a day. I'm glad you had such a wonderful hike!

Mel said...

YOU look so happy Bree:)

Love ya!! Oh and we SO need a NEW photo together....Yikes on the facebook:)

Charisa said...

So so fun and you LOOK like you're having a great time too! Enjoy your off season - you deserve every minute of it :)

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow! What a way to spend your day!!

We only got to run intervals in 30 degree weather with light snow on a dreary day. Dang. You won.

;)

Bruce said...

That area brings a lot of memories to me, mostly when racing, though, which I did many times there. The road from Napapoo to the City of Refuge is hell, when you try to run it at lunch time after biking almost to South Point and back. Worse than the Energy Lab in my opinion. I really bonked badly the first Captain Cook Challenge I did. Still I would always do it again.

Marni said...

Beautiful!!! So jealous :(

Steve Stenzel said...

Heck yeah! You can come do intervals with us anytime you're in the Mpls/St. Paul area! Just let me know!

FYI, they make LOOK fun, but they're still sucky intervals. Nothing makes the sucking stop.

MJ said...

Looks like a nice hike... I want the details for when I am there. I am freezing my ass off in sleet in Toronto right now so this made me very jealous.

Jill Costantino said...

Great photos - exploring is so much fun!!! Wishing it was still shorts weather here.

D said...

Need a roommate? I come with cats, but I'm an excellent sherpa... just ask Maggs! :D

rr said...

Love the photos! I didn't know you could hike there.. I thought you had to swim to the monument! Duh.

Next time I come, take me there!!

Speed Racer said...

Sure, rub it in!

ADC said...

Perhaps we can swap, I can have your life and you can come to rainy and wet London.

UntPawGal02 said...

What a way to spend your day!

Go Gammie said...

What a beautiful place you live in Bree. Your blogs are always so cool. Were you by chance a history teacher before, this was a great history lesson :) Happy Hiking!!

BreeWee said...

ha ha ha Rick Gammmmmmmmmmie! You crack me up! Nah, taught 3rd grade here in the islands and English over in Costa Rica, Belize, and Honduras... ha ha ha... start a blog already so I can post on it!

Miss ya mucho!

Ange said...

you live in a cool place Bree...and I love that you take advantage of that.

Mark said...

I am raising my beer to Captain Cook now in honor of his discovery of Hawaii and Australia - two awesome places to go surfing!

forgingahead said...

Lovely hike and I'm green with envy. What a glorious day!

Eileen Swanson said...

Cool pics Bree!! Wish I was on that hike, looks awesome!! But Belle would have to come too ;-)

Kellye Mills said...

What a great day!! All this talk about Hikes makes me want to go on one! Oh yeah... it was freezing outside today! :)

X-Country2 said...

Some day I will go to Hawaii. Some day. :o)

Missy said...

Three years ago I went on a catamaran trip with my husband to that lagoon to snorkle. It was right next to that monument and it was the year they had the earthquake a few days before the IM. The water was horribly rough and I got violently ill!! I begged the crew to let me swim to that monument and hike back and they refused; they told me it was a two day hike out of there!!

I guess it depends on whose doing the hiking maybe?

Mama Simmons said...

Hawaii is just awesome. And its so good to not just take it for granted when we live here, huh? Take advantage of all it has to offer!! :)

Triblog said...

Absolutely stunning shots and an interesting history lesson too :)

Fe-lady said...

Thanks for taking me along on your hike...I could almost smell that sweet Hawaiian air!

chr15 tree said...

Great pictures of such a beautiful place!

And now to thank you for the history lesson. Captain Cook was recounted to us at school as the discoverer of Australia and New Zealand, Hawaii never came into it. And he died on Valentines day too :(

The Lazy Triathlete said...

That puts my weekend to shame!!! You truly do live a blessed life.

Wes said...

What a fabulous place to live. I'm still trying to get SOMEONE to buy Kauai for me :-)

CoachLiz said...

Cool Hike! What kind of fruit/plant is in that second photo. It kind of looks like a bumpy green orange with a pit.

Maggs said...

The diversity of the different islands never ceases to amaze me. Great pictures, looks like an awesome day.