Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Black Sand Beach at Punaluu

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The morning over the black sand beach at Punaluu is so inviting....not too many people at the beach this morning and the turtles are enjoying most of the beach to themselves today.

Is a very hazy day today and the sun is just peeking out through the sunny haze. A situation called vog is created with the combination of volcanic ash and fumes that emit from Kilauea, the active volcano located at Volcano National Park.

I love to hang out at this pond which is adjacent to the beach, you can read my previous post about walking around this magical the pond here, http://noelmorata.blogspot.com/2010/05/quiet-pond-on-edge-of-punaluu.html

When you enter the park, you are greeted with this colorful placard with honu turtle images, this area is a green turtle sanctuary and they usually like to bask in the hot black sands along with the sun burnt tourists.

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  1. Love the shots Noel!! Hard to imagine black sand!hahaaa...
    I've seen Bermuda pink sand and white.
    Happy night to you!

  2. It would be nice to see the turtles on the bwach. Cool shots of the black sand beach, Noel!

  3. Beautiful pictures, the black sand would be hot on the bare feet. Have a wonderful day and take care:)

  4. Wish I was in Hawaii right now :D

  5. Palm trees, ah...standing tall and stately! Reminds me of home...

  6. I love the shot of the pond. It certainly looks magical!

  7. the reflections in the pond shot are fabulous Noel!

  8. Great pictures, i love seeing other places and that i do when i'm visiting other blogs such as yours, now i have been in Hawaii also ;)..i can imagin that the pond is a favourite place to be, lovely photo.

    Have a nice day and thanx for visiting my "place".


  9. I have seen a black sand beach in Greece - made from volcanic ash. Hot in the sun tho! Lovely photos.

  10. I had no idea that there was a turtle sanctuary...how wonderful is that! Next time I'm home, I hope to stop in for a look.

  11. That looks like a lovely and quiet place to relax.


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