A jumble of coral, lava rocks, and shells constitute a somewhat coarse beach currently, but over time, these pieces will be worn down to form finer beach material.
I was driving to Kona recently when I noticed this sailboat easing along the coast in light winds off Kiholo. I liked the bands of blue in the water and the palms lining the shore.
A brown anole scans the scene on the Kona shoreline.
This is the first time I’ve seen signs like this one at Spencer Beach Park. I didn’t see any jellyfish on the beach so perhaps the signs were a warning for those getting in the water. There are often jellyfish in the water, but not in such numbers as to be a problem.
This park is popular with families with small kids so perhaps the authorities were being extra cautious with the signs.
I saw this adult black-crowned night heron in a watchful pose on the edge of the lagoon behind the beach at Kawaihae. I liked how the stick matches the heron’s colors. It looks like it could be the antenna of the heron’s fish detector instrument.
A pair of paddleboarders traverse the bay at Kawaihae. Even I might have managed to stay upright on such a tranquil morning!
Horse riders enjoy an afternoon outing along the coast below Upolu airport.
On a calm morning, little wavelets wash ashore without all the commotion of their bigger relatives.