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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

hawaii-pic.gifBy most accounts, Hawaiian bed and breakfasts are doing fine.  Except for being a little shaken, there was little damage to properties and no injuries.  After speaking with a few innkeepers, they tell us there are few delays at the airports and the power has been restored in many places.  Vacationers are still coming to visit and aloha spirit is thriving!

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  1. Well, after 12 hours without power, we are back to nornal, as if nothing has happened. The quake was off the coast of the Big Island, which is 156 miles from us. We did feel the first quake,but no after shocks, and have no damage. Our airports were shut down on Sunday,(no power) and it has been very busy getting visitors to their destinations but things are getting back to normal. Oahu is back to its beautiful weather, with warm blue skies and gentle trade winds. Mahalo, Jeanette Martz at Papaya Paradise in Kailua, Oahu, HI

    Comment by Papaya Paradise — October 17, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

  2. Here is what I mailed out the other day to inquiring former guests and friends:

    Shattered nerves – currently have 4 girl farm volunteers, 4 guests w/ a 3 yrs old (she from Turkey, where they had The Big One); 10 things broken, no electricity for 5 1/2 hrs; no structural damage; All is well, though messy; will clean up today.
    Epicenter 9 miles NNW of Kailua-Kona; out in ocean, 41/2 mi deep. No elec even in Honolulu for a while.

    We are all well. Thanx for caring.

    PS: finished processing our fourth round of picking cherry (=harvest) and will begin to roast and mail weekly.

    Expect a newsletter that should include most of you (?) from Lyman Kona Coffee Farms soon


    10/17: All island back to normal, no road blockages. We are happy and fully booked for World Championship Iron Man.
    Hans and Marsha Eckert, Innkeepers
    Mangosunset Bed & Breakfast Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms

    Comment by Dr. Hans Eckert — October 17, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

  3. Aloha:Here at the very Southern end of the Big Island of Hawaii, we’re open for business, our house is almost full up [we do have a couple of rooms available] and guests have been able to get in and out of the airports in Kona and Hilo to our farm just fine. We were fortunate in that we didn’t even loose power. Come experience a piece of “old Hawaii”.

    Comment by Charlêné Cowan — October 17, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

  4. We are just fine. All that rattling and we had a very awake group at breakfast. Made for lots of good table talk. No damage, no injuries.

    Comment by Elizabeth Ferris — October 18, 2006 @ 12:02 am

  5. Thank you for asking about us. I actually was in Kona and did go through the experience. I had no trouble driving to Volcano and I was blessed that my house was not touched. The Volcano Store said they did not even lose power, so all is well and back to normal………

    Comment by A'alani Vocano Heart Hawaii — October 18, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

  6. Although Hana got a good shake, there was not damage to my property. The Hana road has been cleared and the weather was not as bad as predicted. So all is well.

    Comment by JoLoyce Kaia — October 19, 2006 @ 11:05 am

  7. Our Bed and Breakfast is in Captain Cook on the Big Island.
    This earthquake was definitely a frightening experience, also for our animals. Normally, at this time in the morning the farm is alive with sounds of hundreds of birds. After the quake there was complete silence.
    It took about 2 hours before the electricity came back on and we where able to watch the news about the damage on TV. I had to drive to the airport on Monday and I must say that I did not notice any major damage except some small rock walls that had collapsed. The town was busy with Iron man and tourist and life seemed to be completely normal here.
    Hawaii is still the place to visit. Nothing has changed.
    Marianna Rainbow’Schrepfer


    Comment by Rainbow Plantation B&B — October 19, 2006 @ 9:31 pm

  8. Aloha,

    The Big Island is doing fantastic considering the recent 6.7 earthquake.
    All accommodation’s are open & just a couple of remote roads are closed.
    We are experiencing a few minor aftershock’s and none that are frightening.

    Waipio Wayside B&B Inn is located close to the epicenter and all rooms are
    up and running. Electricity was restored within 2 hours. And all roads around
    us are clear and passable.

    Please visit http://www.gohawaii.com for the very latest information.

    Comment by Jacqueline — October 21, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  9. We are fine, it shooook like the island was doin da hula! but no damage on Maui – nothing even fell down off the walls or shelves. The big island had the damage – some rock slides and a couple of stores had some structual damage. Our power was out for most of the day – but not like Waikiki /Honolulu where some areas are still waiting for power. No problems here. Mahalo

    Comment by Penny — October 21, 2006 @ 2:11 pm

  10. We are in South Kona on the Big Island. Our power was restored within an hour and people returned to their work and their lives immediately. Under the circumstances people remained very calm – Big Island style. An important lesson for people to learn is when you feel the ground-a-shakin’ move from the shoreline to higher ground. Earthquakes happen every day here in Hawaii as it is one of the most active and shifting surfaces in the world. Because Big Island is continually growing (Kilauea Volcano), there is tremendous weight on the earths crust which inevitably forces it to move. Those of us living here agree that this kind of activity is a big part of what makes Hawaii Island so special! Come and enjoy it with us!

    Comment by Angela Dellamano — October 21, 2006 @ 8:36 pm

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