Painted Church -Joe 1
In May 2016, we traveled to Hawaii for a cruise aboard NCL's "Pride of America" cruise ship. The ship cruised round trip from Honolulu and visited three other islands.
Overnight the ship moved to the other side of "The Big Island", Hawaii, to Kona. Kona is a tendered port.
We had a shore excursion planned for each port and this was no exception. Two major stops on this tour. 1) St. Benedict's Church (The Painted Church) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park.
St. Benedicts church, also referred to as the "Painted Church" was an interesting stop. Someone was available in the church to explain it's 116+ year history. It was VERY interesting and I was impressed at how regular house paints were used hence the reason they held up so well.