Maui is famous for its Road to Hana in the southeast corner of the island. Since we stayed in the northwest corner, we found a "new" road ... to Dragon's Teeth.
From Hawaii Web (at this link),
Makalua-puna was created from one of the last lava flows on Maui. However, the lava here is a little different from the rest of the lava on Maui - it is much lighter, denser, and fine-grained. The wind sweeping over the point caused the lava to harden in an upward fashion. The jagged points of this formation look like dragon's teeth, thus the name.
Hundreds of years of salt spray has whitened the lava and even eroded holes through some areas.
Nearby is the Honokahu Burial Site ...
... where generations of Hawaiians were buried since 620 AD.
The cove offers a scenic point ...
... for generations to come.
Have you seen any "dragons" on your travels? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open through Saturday, October 12, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 13.
Kim in Hawaii
|Sunset from our condo ... |
with Moloka'i in the distance.