Hawaii 2012 - Day 7: La Pérouse Bay
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Since it is vacation and vacation must be relaxed, and since we were in such a beautiful hotel we decided to take a day vacation from vacation. We made a slow start of the day by attending the tourist excursion presentation of the hotel (with free breakfast) and then made our way to the shopping mall for breakfasts, souvenirs, and things like that. Then it was swimming time in the nice Maui-shaped swimming pool of the hotel. In the end the day was almost over by the time we were ready to head out to a nearby lava site: La Pérouse Bay.
La Pérouse Bay is named after the French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse.sharp lava.
Although more than 200 years ago, the lava field still looks fresh. Nature has landscaped it a bit by adding vegetation and below sea level the lava is a great habitat for sea creatures. La Pérouse Bay can be reached with a perfect and paved road. Yet the road has been placed on the list of off limits roads by the rental companies. Completely un-understandable! We respectfully decided to break the rules and go there.
We made a 3.3-km (2-mile) hike along the shore on the lava. The views were beautiful! Nearby the lava, vegetation, remains of the old village of Keone'o'io and the sea.
The waves crashing on the rocks were fascinating. Despite all the warnings that waves sometimes come in unexpectedly and bigger than average I was completely surprised by a bigger wave when I was looking at a mini blowhole.
We could unfortunately not finish our hike as planned. The sun was about to set. And being on a terrain with sharp lava with holes everywhere is definitively not the place to get stuck in the dark. Driving back to our hotel it was fascinating to see how the sharp nearby lava rocks contrasted against the sun in the same shape as the soft distant clouds.
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