We packed up the Jeep and headed to the Kona Coast. Driving along the southern coast route, we descended 4000 feet to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach.
Punalu'u is the one black sand beach easily accessed by car. The other was swallowed by lava flow.
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is protected by federal law ....
... kama'aina (residents) volunteer to make sure tourists stay 15 feet away from the turtles that come ashore.
While one takes to the sands, another takes to the rocks!
A young couple finds romance in the blue sea, white waves, and black sand.
It truly is sand - ground up lava.
Continuing along the southern coast route, we turned off to Ka Lae (the point) - the southern most point in the US. It is also the windiest as the trees grow in the direction of the winds.
What's the southern most place you have visited, even outside the US? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs will win a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 31, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 1.
Kim in Hawaii
We made a friend below by sharing our apples! Notice the wind farm in the background - Hawaii is making an effort to go green.
- SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com
- Aloha On My Mind, alohaonmymind.blogspot.com
- My guest posts at the Reading Reviewer (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at marygramlich.blogspot.com
I'll post the winners of March Madness on Monday, April 2.