|Sunrise and surf at Eternity Beach|
|The woman on the cliff adds some perspective to the blast|
After the blowhole I continued down the coastline and stopped at one of my favorite beaches, Makapu'u. This is a popular body surfing beach but today the waves were pretty massive. The swell has some east in it so it is hitting this east facing shore pretty hard. A couple surfers were out but what really caught my eye was the silhouetted lighthouse on the cliff facing these beautiful backlit waves.
|View towards Sandy's|
|Water rushing back down the blowhole|
Heading back through the Ko'olau Mountain range to Honolulu I made one last stop at the Pali overlook. I had heard about a steep hike heading up from this popular overlook to a hole in the rocks. I was a little unprepared with my slippers (sandals) on but I made it about 3/4 of the way up before having to turn around due to muddy, steep, slippery conditions. And the fact that one side of the trail was a 500ft sheer dropoff raised the stakes a bit as well. I'll save it for another, dryer, day.
|Big Waves at Makapu'u|
|Footprints in the sand|
|Beautiful water of Lanikai|