I thought for those that haven’t yet made it across to the Big Island or those wishing they were back here to throw up a few picture.
Ella and I are lucky enough to have rented a stunning villa 4 miles out of town down Alli Drive near the turnaround point for the first part of the run. It’s a really surfers hangout and there’s people here on boards from first light catching a few waves before work.
We’re right on the water with an amazing lani to take it all in.
Something that surprised me was just how small “dig me” beach was at the start – it’s tiny.
The swim course just stretches out to the horizon
And underneath the water is just incredible
But the ocean isn’t the only place to swim…
The Aquatic Center is popular too…you’ll find a mixed bunch hanging around outside
Then it’s down to business
Also be careful where you take that bacon sandwich!
and the only place to get your bacon..
On the way to Lava Java I bumped into a old friend
On the Sunday before the race there’s a local 5k and 10k run
When at the Expo – maybe a souvenir?
M-dot gear not take your fancy? Well there’s an amazing second hand book warehouse near by
Trust me to find the special interest Hawaii section
But full of advice – like watch out for loose fishing nets in the swim
But there are other ways to get hot under the collar….maybe a cycle along the Queen K
Many thanks to Garmin UK for the loan of the VIRB Elite to capture my time here.