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Bridge on the River Kwai

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Traffic Jam – Kona Style… If You Are A Kona Local: You probably have driven this road that connects Hienaloli Road to Nani Kailua Drive. The road used to be used by donkeys to transport goods. It is just three miles from downtown Kailua-Kona, but it looks third-world. There is a surprising amount of traffic that uses this […]

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Pine Trees Surfing Beach

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Pine Trees Surfing Beach – This popular beach is a beautiful beach. But can be hard to find; here is a link to Google Maps. See all 45 Kona area beaches. Pine Trees Surfing Beach, Features –  Paved road access. This is a sandy beach at the shoreline with coral and seashells. You can watch surfers and boogie-boarders. A frequent […]

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9/9/18 Update – Hurricane Olivia (Tropical Storm): Hawaii Forecast

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Hurricane Olivia: Olivia is barely a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph with higher gusts, down from 80 mph in the last update. Most models have Hurricane Olivia becoming a tropical storm, but the path travels between Hilo and Kona. 09/09/2018 Tropical Storm Olivia Spaghetti Models: All the Tropical Storm Olivia spaghetti models currently […]

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Hawaii Island Humane Society

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Hawaii Island Humane Society Visit the Hawaii Island Humane Society for your cat, dog or critter adoptions  Aloha Tip: If you purchase from Amazon.com you can have a portion of your purchase donated to the Hawaii Island Humane Society (see below). We got our cats at the Hawaii Island Humane Society: Adoptions are our main goal. By finding […]

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Kona Shopping: Safeway Moving To New Niumalu Marketplace – Opens 12-16-2020

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Newest Update! December 16th, 2020 Opening December 2020 – According to the Safeway flyer… September 2020 – According to the most trustworthy source – the cashier in lane four – Safeway should now open in the third or fourth week of October 2020! July 2020 – According to onsite workmen, Safeway should now open in […]

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What Is The ‘Kona Lanai?’

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Kona Lanai Overview: This web page is a discussion about why Kona is generally sunny in the morning, starts to cloud over later in the day, how the cloud cover causes a temperature variance between downtown Kona and slopes above Kona and then why it sometimes rains on the slopes, but not at lower elevations. What […]

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The Guru, The Blindfolded Students And The Kona Experience

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The “I Hate Kona” Post: I received this email from a visitor: “Moving to Kona? Don’t waste money or valuable years here! Couldn’t get out of that place fast enough! Hawaii is the best place…. just not Big Island… bored to tears in the 2 years I lived here… Maui or Kauai–those are the islands […]

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Hurricane Lane waves in Kailua-Kona

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Hurricane Lane waves in Kailua-Kona West Hawaii Today reports, Hurricane Lane generated waves in Kailua Bay, “It’s been almost 20 years probably since it’s broken like this inside the bay,” said Willy Petrovic, who was hoping the swell would double or even triple in size come Thursday afternoon. “I haven’t seen one like this since […]

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Kona And The Pillars Of Pele? Record Rain in Hilo – No Rain in Kona. The Kona Rain Shadow Effect.

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The Kona Rain Shadow: As we discuss why Kona gets so little rain, we will also talk about the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2018. Three Pele-grown mountains protect Kona when weather originates from the east (and sometimes to the south): Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet, Mauna Loa at 13,679 feet and Hualalai at 8,271 feet. […]

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Hurricane Lane Photos Before The Storm

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08/23/2018 6:45 p.m. HST Weather Observations Kona: No rainfall yet. Nice Sunset. Hurricane Lane 8-23-2018 Projected Rainfall Totals Updated 10 p.m. Big Island rainfall totals from 8/23/18 through midnight. :Island of Hawaii 8-23-18 Inches :ID Location 3-Hr 6-Hr 12-Hr 24-Hr HKUH1 : Hakalau : 4.54 / 6.29 / 12.74 / 21.45 PPWH1 : Papaikou Well (5070) […]

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