Lovely campsite under a palm, not another person (but lots of souls) around.
Lunch on stone table and chairs. Maybe a game of Hawaiian checkers?
While looking for petroglyphs (Hawaiian rock carvings) in the lava, I happened upon another beach, tucked between cliff and lava. Magic beach.
Took a few dips in the brackish ponds, hidden in deep fissures, and filled with gold, which I think is some kind of algae.
Surrounded by tiki carved from old palm tree stumps, I felt protected, even from scorpions like the one that crawled on the outside (phew!) of my tent.
With the beach all to myself, it was time to get a real tan. And explore the most pristine tide pools I’ve ever seen.
So I got a little lost on the hike out, no matter, it gave me a new perspective on the place, and I found a trail that wasn’t on the map!
Where are your favorite escapes?