So, if you’re looking for some great pictures & even better service check this awesome duo out!
I was so impressed with the quick response and one that seemed so excited to play a role in such a significan
The day of, David went above and beyond what I could have asked for, including gathering hotel guests to play as "extras" around the area of the proposal which helped hide what was about to happen. He took amazing photos (some still rolling in) that we both feel so lucky to have and share with family and friends. He showed extreme joy and excitement
David captured a moment that we will be able to talk about for the rest of our life and that is something that five stars doesn't do justice; either would 10 or 15. Please, if you are considerin
One of our favorite "photo bomb" shots taken yesterday evening at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Love the reflections in the tide pool at yesterday's sunset shoot. http://www.davidophotography.com/the-davis-family-kukio-bay/
It was crystal clear, nothing but white sand and faint blues with bolts of silver sunlight coming down from 110 feet above while I search for shell trails.
I started feeling giddy, an odd taste, my bubbles sounded like they had echo’s, Blunk …. Bluuunk and for some insane reason I wanted to rip out my air supply.
I was having a underwater narcosis panic attack, I had been down too deep too long. The fear was overwhelming, pure panic demanding me to pull off... my face mask. I was heavily weighted with no chance of survival this deep. It was all happening so fast.
My training taught me not to panic and never rip out your breathing apparatus unless you are saving your dive buddy. Well I was alone. Yep, I know.
With hands of steel I smashed my mask tight to my face. I remembered somehow that I had to come up real slow, so I didn’t “pop”, but the panic wanted me to kick like hell.
Out of nowhere a spinner dolphin shows up close enough to kiss, then circles me once, twice and again. Then another two join in and circle me again and again as I slowly drifted up watching and breathing in fascination.
They totally calmed me, I had no panic just a feeling of peace as I floated to the sky.
When I broke the surface, I grasps as their dorsal fins dipped out of sight and the sound of slapping water was drowned out by a lady screaming from a Captain Zodiac boat. "Dolphin, dolphin - did you see the dolphins?" She was excited….and I was alive.
The surprised captain gave me “the look”, all I cared about was thanking my three finned buddies that I will never forget.
Happy Hump Day!
Great event and ono food yesterday at the Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
I have always wanted to be a hero, you know front of the newspaper hero, probably from being a paper boy and seeing all those front pages.
It was a beautiful blue Kona morning, I’m sitting on my lanai (porch) at my condo next to La'aloa Beach (White Sands Beach or Magic Sands Beach). I’m looking way out at sea and I see a head bobbing all around, I believed it to be a swimmer in distress, maybe a triathlete. By the way how come you are “on the ocean” in a boat... but we look out "to the “sea” from the shore?
So, I’ve got my zoom lens trying to get a focus on him (pre-autofocus), I assumed it was a guy. Way back in the 80’s some triathletes would come into town months ahead of the Ironman to train and acclimate. So, what do I do? I jump up and dial 911, ta da ta da, hero time.
Firetrucks and ambulances fill the sky with the sounds of sirens. I run down to the beach expecting to be photographed by WHT (West Hawaii Today) the local paper. Just about the time I hit the sand where all the officials were standing, the lifeguard walks up with something large in his hands.
He is looking right at me as he hands the EMT a wet coconut. Yep, it was a coconut floating in on the ocean waves. Well it was a long long time before I went back to the beach next door.
Happy Coconut Hump!
30 second meditation, hope you enjoy.
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Elvis was not in the mood to smile for a photo today....
So, let me be honest, when I go out to eat in Kona I expect good service, good food and good conversation. Yes, I do want the chef to “kill it”. But nothing special, nothing too fancy, just tasty and satisfying. It's more about the people and "shooting the breeze".
Fresh fish on the menu in Hawai'i should mean he/she was swimming yesterday, on my plate today. Not fresh frozen not imported or shipped, I like mine caught by fisherman not floating factories.
B...ack in the day Pops and I used to go out fishing with some of the best, Black Bart, No problem, Cheers, Hula Girl and the Fair Wind Cruises.
A.J. Friend was his favorite Captain and caught Pops his first of many marlins over several years. We caught some, lost some and always had a good time. But never in all those days did a captain or deckhand have to shoot a fish.
While at a lunch meeting, my guest was in the middle of a great big story that couldn’t and definitely shouldn’t have been interrupted, it was that good.
So, imagine my surprise when I bite into a piece of fish and suddenly found a large non-fish like object in my mouth headed for my tummy.
Mom taught us good table manners and to be polite, but I really wanted to upchuck whatever was in my mouth.
I finally put my hands up in a "time out" signal, then dumped a hitman’s 9mm slug (bullet) into my hands.
We were all amazed and have another big story to share. Never happened before and hopefully never again.
We all agreed the kitchen crew could never have known it was there. So, no worries, order the fresh fish.
Hope you enjoyed Da hump.