Today took us to Makalawena Beach. This required a short trip out of Kona then a hellish 1.8 mile journey down an "unimproved" road to a makeshift parking lot in the middle of an a'a lava field. Then we hiked for 20-25 minutes to the best part of the beach.The beach was beautiful, but the clouds rolled in and covered the sun a bit. Fooled, I neglected to apply my SPF 420 and may have violated my Banana Boat contract. Plus, both Rand and Yasu cut their feet in the rocks. Oh the humanity! After the beach, we went to the Kona Inn Cafe and enjoyed cocktails and a late lunch/early dinner. After a quick trip to ABC for some supplies, we came home, made some maitais and seabreezes, and played Balderdash. It's a good life.