Tales from the Green Sands (3)

On our first real sampling trip, we walked along the Papakolea coast, to Mahana “Greensand” Beach… As you can see, the coast is rugged, and the low vegetation belies strong winds during most of the year. The first time we walked in, we brought only the most necessary field work equipment, including goggles, a snorkel and a pair of fins. The wide-open spaces of this coast are beautiful and wild, with the typical moon-like landscapes of a volcanic desert, while the waves of the mighty Pacific pound the shore.

The walk in, from the last car park to the beach, took about an hour…a bit more on the way back, when we were literally loaded with water and sediment samples from Greensand Beach.

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