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14 Jul

Legend Of The Seas, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

Legend Of The Seas Kona Big Island Hawaii 1

Legend Of The Seas Kona Big Island Hawaii 2

Kona was a tender port for the Legend Of The Seas. The tendering process was a mess. We waited in the lobby for three hours before making our way onto a tender. The crew didn’t fill each tender boat. Some left half empty. They were also inept at loading the tenders. They gave quite a few weak excuses like they didn’t realize the tide would be low (really? That’s a confidence builder). Passengers were understandably upset.

13 Jul

Hawaii Heritage Markers

Hulihee Palace Kona Big Island Hawaii Road Sign

One of the things I love about Hawaii is they clearly mark any site of historical or cultural importance. All you have to do is look out for the red cape and you’ll discover sites you didn’t plan to see!

12 Jul

Hulihe’e Palace, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

Hulihee Palace Kona Big Island Hawaii 1

Hulihee Palace Kona Big Island Hawaii 2

Hulihee Palace Kona Big Island Hawaii Gate

Hulihee Palace Kona Big Island Hawaii Sign

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Hulihee Palace

Hulihee Palace was built in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, a companion of Kamehameha I and one of the first chiefs to take up western ways. Built of coral, lava rock and native woods, it was handsomely furnished. Hulihee became the Kailua residences of Princess Ruth, Governess of Hawaii. King Kalakaua redecorated it for use as his summer palace and later it belonged to Prince Jonah Kalanianaole, Hawaiian delegate to congress. In need of repairs for several years, the palace was restored by The Daughters Of Hawaii in 1927 for use as a museum.

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