Thursday, July 22, 2010
YPO. The letters really help in learning how to say this one. Weds was really hot, so went straight from work (weeding rows of Kava plants all day) to Waipio to go swimming.
Getting there was a trip in itself. We went down the steepest paved hill (ever? in the country? I'm not quite sure, but it was like nothing I've ever been down.) The road was a trial run for the Peace Corps in 1976 before they went abroad. I guess it was a success? At times, it looked like we were going to fall off the front of the mountain. When we got to the bottom, we drove along a river under a thick canopy of trees toward the water. The tree tunnel opened up between two green cliffs onto a black sand beach with dark blue water splashing up on it. AMAZING!
Whatever the temperature that you think water should be, it was. Refreshing. Playful. Exhilarating. I felt like a golden retriever at the park :)