Followed by brunch at the Java Lava in Kona. I highly recommend the coconut syrup...
and the spectacular view.
The tour started by looking for chameleons in an orange tree - we failed to find any, but we did see the oranges.
Then, the biggest avocados we have ever seen.
Then, we learned about bananas and banana blossoms.
While none of these are coffee, and none of the plants are used to shade the coffee during the growing season, I am sure that it helps to farm crops that have different ripening and selling seasons. Then, we came to the coffee productions. We saw some ancient coffee trees and the former mill. The red flowers in front of the mill in this photo are poinsettias. I know, they look like trees...there is also a pineapple in this picture.
Don't believe me about the pineapple? Here it is.
We then learned about coffee plants, which are currently in blossom.
Then we went looking for chameleons again - we found a quick little shy male. I could only get his back end as he zipped up the branch.
And a good angle on a female.
After a drink, a walk on the beach, complete with sunsets and sea turtles.
All in all, a great way to start the week.