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Sunday, April 24, 2011

KEKAHA KAI BEACH

Day 155: Monday April 18, 2011

Monday was our departure day and since we were taking the redeye home, we had all day to play.  We checked out of our hotel way late and enjoyed every experience that we could have there one last time.  On the way to the airport we found Kekaha Kai Beach.  According to the map, it's only a 1-mile drive from the road to the beach.  Well, that mile equals 15+ minutes in a Mustang.  Basically, you are driving over uneven lava the entire way.  I mean, we made it but I cannot advise that you drive your rear wheeled drive muscle care back here.  Since we had time to kill, we drove it all the way back...

 A secret cut-through to the beach


 Shh, do not touch or disturb the sleeping turtle

 Go Buckeyes!  I love my wife!



We hiked about a mile or so but the lava trail went much further than that.  One person there told us that there was a lava tube, but we didn't find it.  This place must have been some sort of small rental resort or something, but maybe a tsunami destroyed it?  If anyone knows the history of it, please comment.

This was our last official hike and tourist attraction of the vacation.  There beach sand was made of fine stone, shells and mixture of white, brown and black sand.  Really, it was amazing and although we had doubts driving in, it was worth the exploration.  **Gates open at 9:30am and lock at 6:00pm.  Don't get trapped! 

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