After the hot, tiring hike down into Waipio Valley, we were relieved to spend an hour or so relaxing on the gorgeous black sand beach.
The weather was pretty perfect that day. The Housemate enjoyed checking out the waves. Farther down the beach, there was a wave suitable for surfing.
The Housemate's brother and niece walk down to a part of the beach that isn't quite so pebbly.
The nephew plays in the waves at the shoreline, as he is wont to do.
The effect of the black sand under the water was rather enchanting.
When I realized that a thin film of water left by a recently receded wave created a mirror over the black sand, I went a little crazy with the camera. I can't decide which photo I like the best, so I'll just throw a bunch at you. Click for larger versions.
The choppy water here is from the river outflow over the beach.
Rock, clouds, approaching wave.
I love the patterns created in the sand by water running around rocks.
Good thing there were lots of fluffy clouds that day.
A bunch of rocks with sand wake patterns.
Sky, cliff, ocean, and black-sand mirror.
Help me out: Which of the "mirror" photos do you like the best?
Edit: OK, here's two more. It's actually the same photo, but cropped differently...
Coming up next: The few diving photos I managed to get before my camera broke.
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