Hawaii ::: Big Island South Coast
Yet again, we were up with the birds on our third day on the Big Island.
The best light.
Sunnies ($5 from Forever 21), and a pineapple corn purse (Hawaiian souvenir)
Swimsuit (Victoria Secret), Kimono (Beach store in NJ)
We decided to drive down the southern coast of the island on this day and made the furthest point, Papakōlea- The Green Sand Beach -our first destination.
Horses along the drive in the Hawaiian countryside.
When we arrived at the beach parking lot, we were advised by locals to take an SUV down to the beach warning us there it was a rough ride through the terrain.
We decided our rental was not the best vehicle to test the ride on, so we waited for two more passengers and took a 30 min ride, three miles down to the beach.
At the top of the Papakōlea cliff...
...Which we had to climb down a ladder and lots of rocks to get to.
Good thing after the first day exploring, I made the decision to bring my sneakers with me wherever we went, aside from my flip-flops.
A few more natural steps...
...And we made it!
Green Sand, and blue, blue water!
Me standing next to the cliff for scale. It was huge!
In case you didn't know.
After two hours, we decided to meet our driver back at the top of the cliff to catch a ride back to our car.
Also, although not a bad option without having an equipped car, I'm glad we didn't decide to hike the three miles to the beach.
This is also why so many people in Hawaii have Wranglers.
A side window view of the bumpy terrain.
When we got back to our car, we continued our trip South to Na`alehu, a small town with apparently the best Hawaiian bread!
Punalu'u! The Southern most bakery!
Guava Bread! It's pink, and naturally so!
For dinner we stopped at Lava Lava Beach Club on the way back to Kona.
Give me all the Coconut Shrimp! Nom nom nom.
My favorite time of the day; dusk.
Followed by night!
This acoustic guitarist was playing all the classic nineties hits! Encore!
I gasped when I saw this picture on my camera screen. It finally made me feel as if the camera captured the moment oh so perfectly.