On the road again
23.10.2011 25 °C
Today we hit the road to explore the whole island as M again tested his driving skills on the other side of the road. The island is not that large and takes about 3 hours to circumnavigate. Of course, there are amazing scenic views along the way and so lots of great photos to take. We experienced every season in one day. Warm sunshine in the south, heavy rain on the east coast, a colder north coast and heavy cloud cover over much of the island. Today was the first day of great swells for surfers. There were huge waves the size of which i had never seen before. The geography of the island is amazing and you can see why the movie Jurassic Park and TV show Lost were filmed here. Dense tropical forests, volcanic rocks, steep mountains, craters, cliffs and amazing shorelines. The flora is also lush and beautiful. Waimea Bay Beach was a highlight of the day. It is an amazing surf beach that holds a top surf competition only when the swells hit 25 feet+. When you get there you are amazed at how the force of the sea has sculptured the sand/shoreline to have such a steep drop into the sea. Driving around the island was great and one of the best ways to see everything. We all had a great day!