Originally uploaded by thetaartist
On the north west coast of Hawaii island, below the huge lava fields at the shore are little pockets of wonderful white sand beaches. One of these is Kua Bay, or Manini'Owali in Hawaiian. The road there is paved now and it's a bit more crowded than it used to be, attracting guests at the world famous Kohala Coast resorts. It's a beautiful cove with soft white sand and black lava rocks, sparkling clear blue water that can be high with surf or flat as glass depending on what the deep blue Pacific is kicking up. On clear days, you see all the way to Maui across the channel and lots of kids out boogie boarding and playing. Wonderful!
Oil on cotton stretched canvas