Today has felt quite long - a six hour flight to Los Angeles..
We then had a five hour wait in the airport before our flight on to Kona, Hawaii (Big Island). We were pleased to see the flight announcement..
The flight was very full and many of the passengers were competitors for the Iron Man triathlon which takes place here on Saturday. There were easy to spot amongst the generally less lean and hungry looking tourists..
Kona airport is small and largely in the open air. We were presented with beautifully scented fresh flower lei to wear and took this picture (unfortunately under an orange light) while we were waiting for the bags to come through.
Once at the hotel - a short bus ride away- we made a second attempt at the photo but with very little light..
It is not easy to see but they are purple orchid flowers.
It is now 11pm local time and we have been awake (mostly) for 24 hours, so our exploration of the resort and the island will have to wait until tomorrow..