This week’s challenge calls for something twinkly, and my recent visit to Ho’okena Beach Park instantly came to mind. It’s one of Hawaii’s few gray sand beaches; it’s not exactly your typical postcard material, but it’s still quite beautiful.
When tourists come to the Big Island, they usually seek out the island’s famous white or black sand beaches. What they normally pass up, however, are the gray sand beaches. Ho’okena Beach Park is kind of small and secluded, but its unusual colors and rocky formations make it stand out. This is a macro shot of a small rock partially buried in the waves. Not your typical Hawaiian postcard material, but still quite beautiful. Large version viewable here and here.