There is just something about the beach that provides an automatic relaxation feel.😎 We visit once or many times and cannot wait to visit again. Whether it is the sound of the rushing waves, sand between your toes, or the beautiful sky above, being at the beach gives you the peace within that we desperately long for!
One of the beaches that I visited recently was the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach in Hawaii. First time that I have ever seen black sand on a beach but it was quite cool to the touch on a hot day, like the one captured on the video below. Black sand contains minerals that does not allow if to get hot like white sand. I was able to pick up the sand and look at the beautiful crystals that were on full display.
It was quite a beautiful beach – as you will see below. Cannot wait to visit this beach or any beach, for that matter, 🏖 again! 😂 youtube.com/watch
So I need to start this post by saying that I have not seen anything in my life as magnificent as seeing a waterfall in person. 😎 Cooler than I ever thought it would be. While vacationing in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Hilo, Hawaii to behold this wonderful sight.
When arriving at the park, there was a lot of rain 🌧. Unfortunately, there was not a way to drive to the waterfall 😂- I had to hike there. This afforded me the opportunity to observe the gorgeous vegetation enroute to the waterfall.
One of the beautiful waterfalls observed on that day was the Akaka Waterfall. I have included a video of this waterfall below. It was quite a wonder to observe. If you have never seen one in person, please do yourself a favor and visit one on your travels. Since my first experience, I will definitely be on the lookout for waterfall destinations in the future. Definitely will not miss an opportunity to chase waterfalls as I continue to cover the earth 🌍 😃
It was a very long time coming but I finally took my first trip since the pandemic on last week. It was a trip to a location that for years, had been on the bucket list. That location was Hawaii! 🙌😃
Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii (via Kona) was a complete dream come true! I could not believe my eyes seeing the picturesque landscape of mountains, beaches, waterfalls (oh my 😃). One more thing, Hawaii has volcanoes 🌋. Truly unbelievable having all of the above in one location literally miles away from one another. The climate and elevation changed as you drove through the mountains and adventured to the Volcano State Park. You went from 85 degrees Fahrenheit on the beach to between 30 and 40 degrees at the volcano and in the mountains.
The people were so very friendly and so accommodating! Some of the best folks that I have ever met. I can truly say that out of all the various places that I have visited, this is truly the best. Here is a video of the sights and sounds of this beautiful paradise. More to come..
Reminiscing today a little more on the Glass Bottom Boat ⛵️ Tour that I booked through Trip Advisor before embarking on my trip to Cabo. The tour guide was absolutely awesome and we sailed to several different locations. List of locations that we sailed to were: Lovers Beach, Cabo Arch, Gateway to the Pacific and Neptune’s Finger.
Below is a short video of my voyage on the Sea of Cortez 🏖! Enjoy 😊