These last two photos mark the end of our trip to South Point; I’m pretty sure this was the last time we took a trip out there, however I could be wrong. South Point is such a breathtaking place to visit; massive sea cliffs, the endless ocean with its varying shades of blue (btw, the water is a mixture of cyan, azure, and a very light shade of blue), and the different terrain that somehow fits itself into 710 acres. Seriously. You have the ocean and the sea cliffs, which looks like New Zealand. You have another side of South Point that is strictly wild grass, flowers, and dirt; it makes you feel like you’ve just entered into a Safari that happens to only have cows and horses. It also takes 12-miles to actually reach South Point, which includes driving through the “country” and passing coffee farms, plantation homes, and a lot of farmland; it’s peaceful.
Here are some interesting facts about South Point:
- It’s the southernmost point in all of the United States.
- It’s home to Papakōlea Beach, also known as “Green Sand Beach.” It really does have green sand; it’s one of only four green sand beaches in the whole world. FUN FACT: I’ve never been to Green Sand Beach, even though it’s literally right there to the east of South Point.
- It’s said that a Hawaiian Chief was swept away to his death.
Here is Ocean View. It’s a strange yet fascinating town in the middle of nowhere; a place with an abundance of succulents, drifters, and never-ending roads. It does have the occasional crime, what strange town doesn’t? I once worked a case out here with my dad and since then I’ve loved driving through Ocean View; maybe I like it so much because it is in the middle of nowhere or because it was a great case that we worked or because it was a great case AND it was great working it with my dad. It takes more than 4-miles to drive to the “grocery” store, which btw there’s only two stores to choose from; this is where I became very accustomed to eating jalapeno chips, which I ate for a week or so when working.
It really is this foggy. It makes me happy. I don’t know why.
Driving around Ocean View was definitely fun. It was great being able to see the look on my brother’s faces when they realized how endless Ocean View felt/is. Paul insisted that he’d seen this old warehouse before, while Nick was very skeptical to this information much to Paul’s annoyance. I don’t think Paul’s ever been through Ocean View before, except maybe when he was a young child. Also, Paul was exuberant because he saw an abandoned toilet on the side of the road (gross!!!) and some empty box that he just had to go and look into (man, he’s one of those kids). It also doesn’t help that dad loves to encourage his behavior, however it is funny to watch at times. Max also loved driving around Ocean View; this semi-blind dog ran up to the car and wanted so badly to be friends with Max, well Max wasn’t having any of that, and then Max wanted to be friends with two very aggressive dogs in the grocery parking lot, and they weren’t having any of that. Dogs, ya know?
We drove to Whittington Beach Park, which is where the old (and broken) pier can be found. You know what else can be found there? Cats! Beautiful, wild (and yet fed) cats. Oh, I love those cats!
Location(s) – Ka Lae (South Point), Hawaiian Ocean View, Whittington Beach Park, & Punalu’u Black Sand Beach / Big Island of Hawaii (we did drive through various towns to reach South Point) – When – Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Time – Afternoon & into the evening / With – Mom, Dad, Nick, Paul, and Max / What we did – We took a great Easter Sunday drive to South Point, Ocean View, and a couple beaches / I took many photos! It was fun hanging out with my family; we mostly drove around.
Camera used – Nikon Coolpix L840 / Editing – Fotor photo editor / I edited the photos by adjusting the curves.