We’ve reached the final day with guest blogger Danielle Lescure on her Hawai’i Adventure of The Big Island in the last installment of the 6 part series.
With my flight back to Los Angeles not scheduled until 8:00 in the evening, I knew I had time for one last excursion. I hopped in my rental one last time and headed for Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Yes, the black sand is the real deal created when lava meets the ocean tide and is smashed into tiny bits. It’s as soft as any beach sand to walk on and surrounded by equally inky hardened lava rock. The beach is also a favorite resting point for sea turtles and several were chilling out when I arrived.
When people think of Hawai’i, it’s often with visions of being beachside and listening to the ocean’s roar. A walk along the Punalu’u shore was the perfect ending to a perfectly fantastic trip.
While I have no doubt the other Hawaiian islands are magnificent in their own right, this is the only one offering glimpses of nature like nowhere else. From stargazing atop the island’s highest summit to strolling past vents pouring steam from its volcanic core, this is an island for explorers and beachcombers alike. Oh, and sunsets. Have I mentioned the sunsets?! Simply brilliant.
Sure hope I get to return someday.
Danielle Lescure is a writer and singer in Los Angeles. You can find out more at DanielleLescure.com, tweet a hello @daniellelescure, or check out her blog at https://daniellelescure.wordpress.com/.