Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kehena Beach

This black sand beach is a gem on the Puna Coast.  The sand is jet black, soft and plentiful.  The beach is an unofficial ‘clothing optional’ beach, so you might want to check it out before taking the family.

Kehena is pretty much hidden along the Red Road.  If you don’t know where it is you simply won’t find it.  There are no signs showing the way.  If you want to check it out while you are travelling the Red Road, drop me a line via the comments and I’ll tell you how to get there!

Kehena 2012

Sea Arch. Almost.

Not really a sea arch, more like a lava tube that has partially collapsed at the coast.  A HUGE lava tube.  Can you imagine the amount of lava this baby pumped into the ocean.

If you don’t know where this is, you’ll drive right by it as you cannot see it until you get our of your vehicle.  Then again, it is on the wild side and most people never come this way.

MacKenzie State Park Ocean View

Image from this past Halloween night in a park that is supposed to be full of ‘night marchers’ and bad spirits.  Legend has it that ancient Hawaiian warriors still walk the King’s Trail (a lava road built between 1836-1855), also called King’s Highway and Mamalahoa Trail.  The trail just about went around the entire Big Island and sections of it are easily seen if you know what to look for.  Supposedly, the trail ran (or runs) right through this State Park.

Shot was made close to midnight.