We set off on our journey expecting to leave the volcanic activity behind, but evidence of the many eruptions litters the south part of Big Island. You drive in and out of lava flows all along the coast.
We stopped at a black sand beach and watched Hawaiian Green Turtles make their journey onto the beach to lay their eggs. There are some beaches with green sand along this coast as well.
We steadily drove down hill back to sea level, but ended up climbing again to about 1500ft, where we found our next accommodation, which didn't disappoint.
We are perched about a thousand feet above sea level, looking over the ocean. Apparently, below us are the most fabulous bays and reefs that we have yet to discover. It's a shame we only have a couple of days here!