|Green Sand Beach - The sand is actually not normal sand,|
but a bunch of very small greenish glass pellets of volcanic origin.
There is a hefty 500 Dollars fine for taking "sand" from this beach
- if they catch you...
How amazing this beach was! I've never swam in waves that large! Every tenth wave was so huge that you mostly had to duck under beneath. I didn't even care about the saltiness afterwards, it was just worth it. On our way back we made a stop at the place where the ancient Hawai'ian fishermen tied their canoes with ropes to the rocks. As the Big Island stands in 5000 meter deep ocean, there is very good deep sea fishing here - but the current is very strong and takes you directly to Antarctica - therefore the ties to the rocks. If you dare, you can jump of a platform ca. ten meters down into the sea - but we saw no-one venturing into the dangerous waters.
|Sunset at Kona coast|