I’ve been thinking a lot lately about simplicity.
As I was driving to yoga tonight in Hawi, North Kohala, I started thinking about simple joys and how in Hawaii they can often show up as an incredible feeling of connectedness to the world. The surf was pounding in Kawaihae and the surfers were out enjoying the winter swell. The temperature was perfect, the sun in the last half hour of its daily journey to Hawaii, the ocean calm, and then, the whales – puff!
There’s a stretch of the highway along the Kohala “Gold” Coast that starts just north of Kohala Ranch, and goes a good 15 minutes (roughly, depending on how fast you drive!) before there’s another home, or any sort of real development in sight.
All you see are the rolling hills which right now are gorgeous and green, the blue ocean, setting sun, and the whales jumping and – Puff! From the highway, those whales look just like a little puff on the water. Oh, and I did see tourists pulled over on the side of the road – at least 10 cars along the way. Looked like some pretty happy people enjoying the whale show!
And then, as I approached the next subdivision, Ranch at Puakea, not only could I see Maui in all her glory, but I also saw Kaho’olawe and Lanai peeking through in the distance. An incredible sight to behold, indeed. My drive home? Stars, stars, and more stars twinkling in the dark, dark sky…ahhh. The Big Island’s Kohala Coast offers all these simple joys, and so much more.
Ranch at Puakea Lot (MLS# 239758) is an almost-oceanfront 20 acres asking $797,000