Black Sand

On our last day, we headed south to Punaluu Beach (the black sand beach). It was picture postcard perfect: a truly black sand (pulverized lava) beach surrounded by swooping palm trees, blue waters & giant sea turtles sleeping on the sand and in the surf. The wind whipped across the beach, creating white capped waves that sprayed against the black lava reef. This created a series of small tide pools with warmer water, perfect for warming our toes and following teeny tide pool fish as the darted about. As we looked around, it really was like bring in a tropical movie from the golden age of cinema–all technicolor perfection!

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