Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Maui/(Moloka'i) Day 12

Today was a rather uneventful day.
We slept in a little.
We got up and I finally updated the blog ;)
We ate a little yogurt then eventually (10:45) headed out to the beach.

We went to the far south end "Big Beach" (down by Makena).
The sun was out and it was H O T.

Then the dark, ominous clouds came roiling in and it looked gray and cloudy all day. When the sun did peek out, it was still SUPER hot... so although we didn't love the gray day, we DID love enjoy a respite from the heat. (However, I would've preferred the heat, then I would've just gone into the water to cool off or popped up the umbrella. As it was, it was not hot enough to really even care to go into the water.)
Thankfully, it wasn't windy... the wind didn't pick up until after we left.

When we were done with the beach, we drove down to La Perouse bay which was lava rock and where the lava flow meets the ocean. La Perouse Bay makes up part of the Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Preserve. (It is at the very end of Makena)... this lava strewn, alien looking landscape is the result of the last volcanic eruption here.
This is the bay where we saw all the spinner dolphins and later snorkeled and saw the octopus and sae snake (?) on our raft trip.
It started POURING rain and we were gald we were in the car and not on the beach!
You can't really see it very well because it was raining and gray, but the lava flow is coming down the hill in the background all the way to the ocean.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Photos! Clearly you're having a blast - but you've been gone way too long and it's now time for you to come home!