Puako Petroglyphes and Holoholokai Beach

Archaeology day!

Lovely little hike through Kiawe forest, about 1.5 miles round trip.
Right after the start there’s replica reproductions of some of the more impressive petroglyphs to look at.
We were there at lunch time, better temperature and also better pics are possible in mornings and late afternoons though.
This girl is looking for shade, but despite walking through a forest there are not a lot leaves.
Resting place.
Nearly 1200 petroglyphs are visible from the trail.
Ancient hawaiian rock carvings seam the path that circles on a table land.
A balcony makes watching the no-touch carvings easier.
The Malama trail that curves around the stone slabs.
The dry red ground at 100°F
More stones.
Thank you, tele.
Almost lahaina noon, where the sun is 90° in the sky and shadows are very small.
Time to return to AC sanity.
Finally some air on the windward side of the plateau.
The Malama trail brings us back to the parking.
The black and white stones make the distinctive contrast at Holoholokai Beach.
Clear tide pools and sheltered beaches.
Every rock a picture ;)
Beach with restrooms, showers, grills, and picnic tables hidden behind the shrubs.
Stop at Waikoloa Village, an artificial structure to maximize profit made from tourists and rich people alike, a mall, park and hotel mile.
The market place with its clock.
Plumeria trees add a sweet scent to the experience.
The main fountain at the entrance.
Hawaiians adopted the hibiscus – in all colors — as their official Territorial flower in the early 1920s however it wasn’t until 1988 that the yellow hibiscus, specifically the Hibiscus brackenridgei was selected as Hawaii’s state flower.
Park complete with koi.
Zebra dove watching us closely from above.
Quite a big outdoor mall.
Red Plumeria, which is not so common as the white variant.



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