Thursday, August 12, 2010

Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

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I have been on salt-and-pepper sand beaches before (a mix of volcanic sand and regular beach sand), but never before had I seen anything like this beach, which was pure black volcanic sand.

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We stopped and spent a little time here on our way from Kona to Volcano Village. It was the oddest sight, and the sand had a feel to it that is hard to explain, definitely unlike regular sand.

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The boys found it fascinating and it took no encouragement for them to explore and dig and play.

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And that is the last installment on the highlights from our week on Big Island!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that beach sand is weird! Doesn't have quite the same impact as sandy, white beaches but definitely adds some interest to the usual run of the mill beach....

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  2. I know, both Ramtin and I thought we wouldn't want to spend a day laying on this beach, or swimming in it either (it's really dark and kind of creepy), but it was kind of a neat thing to see...

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