Green Sand Beach

After checking out of the hotel and finding some great Hawaiian coffee, we took off for Naalehu, Patty’s Motel and the Green Sand Beach. imageimageimage Green sand is formed from a crystal called olivine, that precipitates out of lava rock. The beach, one of two in the world, was literally green, in a beautiful cove. My geologist will attest to it. We hiked 3 miles (6 round trip) to the beach over lava roads, next to the crashing surf. It was a great day and Andre was thrilled to actually see it.  This area is the southernmost point in the U.S. We are in totally rural Hawaii.  There is not much in the town except churches, a couple of restaurants, a kava shop and a Hawaiian bread bakery that we will check out tomorrow on our way to Volcano.

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