The sun sets off the old Hawaiian settlement of Lapakahi on the North Kohala coast.
Tag Archives: On The Coast
Abstracts: Water patterns
A look down into a tide pool reveals patterns in the water and a single different-colored rock.
Early morning at the beach
A typical early Saturday morning at the beach. The campers set up Friday night, but not too many are up and about until it starts getting warm. This photo was taken just after 7 a.m. when coffee and breakfast is the priority for most of those who are up, though not the kids of course!
I found this picnic table at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach Park and thought it gave a wonderful view out over the ocean. If you swim out from shore here, your next stop is Tahiti, some 2,700 miles away!
View of Kau coast
A view of the Kau coast looking down towards Whittington Beach Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park beyond.
Better Days: Shade tree and bench
The high winds of a few weeks ago caused a fair amount of damage around the island. At Lapakahi State Historical Park, this tree was toppled and took out a bench that had been set up in its shade. The bench will have to be fixed and set up somewhere else because that shade isn’t coming back anytime soon.
Black Nerite Snails
Recently, I was sitting on a rock, preparing to get in the water. There were a lot of little black bumps on the rocks, which I’ve seen before, but never really paid attention to. Except, this time, I noticed some of the bumps were moving.
These bumps are Black Nerite Snails which live just above the waterline. They’re about half-an-inch long and graze on small plants that grow in that zone.
A tangle of floating fibers creates an abstract pattern in the water.