Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ka Lae, Hawaii - southernmost point of the United States

This blog post is long overdue, but better late than never!

When Taylor and I went to Kona, Hawaii in July, we had one free day to do whatever the heck we wanted to do, and man, that turned out to be a fun day!

We got an early start because the plan was to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, but we actually never made it there because we ended up doing so many other things on the way there and ran out of time.

So our first stop was totally unplanned. One of those "Hey that looks like a cool road, turn here" type things. So we took that turn off the main road and ended up at a place called Ka Lae, which turns out to be the southernmost point of the United States. Pretty cool.

So we followed the little one lane road until the end, which led to a bunch more dirt roads that went all over, but our rental van couldn't quite take the huge potholes and erosion ditches, so we parked and started exploring on foot.

I can't even begin to explain all that we did with words, so here are the photos!

The road to Ka Lae

Kamaoa Wind Farm

Cliffs at the South Point

Cliffs at the South Point

We were cliff jumping into the water, and I thought of this shot, so I grabbed my underwater housing shot Taylor landing in the water

Snorkeling in the crystal clear water

We explored a cave in the cliffs, and a hole in the rocks above let the light shine down, creating these light rays in the water. Incredible! You can see the light reflecting off Taylors mask too.

Looking the other direction from inside the cave

Jumping through a hole in the rocks, to the cave beneath... quite a rush!

There was 2 ways out of the water, an old rusty ladder as seen here, or a climb up the rocks, Taylor of course had to climb up the rocks after he did the ladder!

Taylor striking a pose

If you want to feel secure on this ladder, make sure you don't put a mask on and look directly under the ladder. There were huge chunks of the ladder that had broken off and were now 30 feet underwater, haha.

It wasn't easy climbing up the ladder one handed. My other hand was carrying my heavy underwater housing!

At the beach around the corner of the cliffs

And here is a cool shot Taylor got of me jumping off the cliff

So that was just part of our morning from that day. I'll do another post soon with our kayaking and scuba diving adventure!


Blogger David said...

I. Am. So. Jealous.

AAAAAAAA! How come you get to have all the SWEET adventures?!? Come on, Blaine! Take me with you next time!!!

10/03/2007 2:16 PM  
Blogger blaine said...

Now that your living with Taylor you should have no shortage of adventures! Just follow him around and you're guaranteed to be in for a ride!

10/03/2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger Kevin Keith said...

Dude, that is sick! I am soooo jealous.

10/03/2007 3:42 PM  
Blogger jacob de golish said...

that looks like the funnest day. and ur colors are amazing im jelous

10/03/2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Stephen Abbas said...

Awesome, The one of taylor underwater, Nice.

10/04/2007 12:24 AM  
Blogger Lorenzo Menendez said...

DUDE!!! That silhouette shot of Taylor under water is AMAZING!! Definitely my favorite out of the whole set.....but they all rock my socks.

10/04/2007 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was so windy out there

10/15/2007 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVED the underwater shots, esp the one of Taylor jumping and the one with the rays reflecting off his mask!


4/22/2011 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pics! I just did that jump last week and yours are the first I've found online that show that b**** of a ladder!

1/15/2014 10:58 PM  

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