The lunar landscape offered the more lasting impression.
A five minute hike along the perimeter of the Bay Golf Course brought us to Makalua-puna Point and the site of the unique lava formation aptly named Dragon’s Teeth.
The contrasts in colors and textures assaulted the senses, filling the moment with awe and wonder. This was certainly a world beyond my world of experience.
Tomorrow, Nakalele Blowhole and the dark side of the moon.
The bottom line on Makalua-puna Point (Dragon's Teeth):
Verdict: Yes, yes, yes! Go see if you thrive on adventure and the great outdoors, if you’re curious about the forces that shaped this beautiful island.
How to Get There: Turn left on Office Road just past Mile Marker #30 off Highway 30.
Parking is located on the right where the Office Road meets Lower Honoapiilani Road. Stay off the golf course as you make your way toward the ocean and Makalua-puna Point. Keep your head down. The upper crust golfers may not be inclined to shout FORE! if they view you as
riffraff trespassing on their turf.
Insider Information: Makalua-puna Point is adjacent to an ancient burial ground containing thousands of iwi (bones) of native Hawaiians. Tread carefully. The natives do not appreciate tacky tourists stomping on hallowed ground. Wear good shoes while doing all that treading. Flip flops won't provide the necessary footing you'll need on these rocky formations.
Nearby Food: You might want to pack a lunch and water for this trip. There’s not much available in the area unless you have access to the Kapalua Resort.