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Overlooked Photos of 2020 #2: Kona Sunset


Photo taken in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii — February 24, 2020


How’s this for improbable: Through dumb luck we took a two-week trip to Hawaii in late February 2020 with our friends Wayne and Kathy. COVID-19 was a far-off rumour then, with few cases reported in North America and a widespread feeling the issue would pass shortly. We all know how that came out.


Once home we were quickly plunged into lockdown and I somehow neglected to post a single photo from our Hawaii trip. But some should be shared.


This one is (duh) a sunset near Kailua-Kona in the first of three places we stayed. The Kona side of the Big Island is amazing for sunsets and we took full advantage, gathering each evening at the “adult pool” to watch the sun go down and drink a beer or two in the hot tub. The sunsets were surreal, filling the sky with warm light and colour. Like this.


* Why I didn’t post it: As I noted above, the early days of the pandemic distracted me from posting. I was also mourning my late camera, which met an untimely end during the Hawaii trip (more on that in a future post). And really, who the hell wanted to see pictures of amazing sunsets from some jackass who was lucky enough to go to Hawaii just before lockdown? The timing just didn’t seem right. And maybe it isn’t now, I don’t know. But here it is.


* I took a lot of photos in 2020, more than in any previous year. Some I shared, but looking back I’ve found many I didn’t. Maybe I thought they weren’t good enough, maybe I had something else to post or maybe…I just plain forgot. As the year winds down I’m rectifying those oversights and posting some photos I overlooked earlier in 2020.

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