A Tropical Sunset
Sunset at Hapuna Beach State Park
Friday, March 2
After doing a bit more driving up and down the Kohala coast, we decided to head back to Hapuna Beach park to watch a tropical sunset. We arrived about 30 minutes before sunset, and already the sun was beginning a scenic orange-sky'd descent towards the ocean. The beach had mostly cleared out again - all of the sun worshippers had disappeared.
As we waited for the sun to get lower, we noticed a family near us on the beach making a most interesting sand castle. It wasn't your typical sand-bucket mold type of thing. Instead, they were carefully dribbling out streams of wet sand into steep-sided piles. This created very tall, narrow, pointy cones of sand. They had made a large number of them, some big, some small - clustered strategically in a semi-circle. It looked like an alien world's royal palace - in minature, of course.
I took many pictures of both the sunset, the sand castle, and the two together, and you can see some of these pictures on this page.
We struck up a chat with the family that had made the sand castle, and I promised that we would send them some high quality pictures of their creation. A little something for them to remember their fun on the beach one Friday evening at Hapuna Beach State Park!