September 10, 2011
We left at 7:00 a.m. The people hiking walked south from the park along sand and lava flow for about a mile. Then walked north along the same shoreline. They were about to see a couple of the Green Turtles, one in the water and one on land probably laying eggs. There was a nesting site at the park beach that was fenced for protection.
I drove north and stopped at several parks and historic sites. Drove all the way to Pololu Valley. The north end of the island is rugged and beautiful with Lava flows running out into the ocean.
In the evening we went to a Luau.
Pictures: Luau, sunset, Hikers doing the Hula, Plumeria, Yellow Hibiscus-the state flower, white
stones making graffiti on the lava along the highway, Lapakahi Historic Park, Tsunami sign, far north, Pololu Valley, Hawaiian checkers, Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Turtle eggs,
Ocean and hikers. Last few pictures later. Leaving for the day.