Hakalau Beach Park

Last weekend I had a ‘free pass’ to go Christmas shopping all by myself. No kids and fancy-free, without emergency toilet stops, rolling-on-the-floor aka my-bones-just-melted tantrums and MommyWeHaveToEatWhateverCoolSnackThey’reEatingRIGHTNOW-type whining? I was stoked! So I don’t know why I took so long to leave the house and why I was eager to get home. Maybe I knew something was up. I returned home earlier than expected and was delighted to crash my family’s improptu drive to Hakalau Beach Park, about a 20-30 minute drive North of Hilo:

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The sugar cane is in bloom! Flanking Highway 19.

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Past the old Hakalau Mill and on our way down to the beach.

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Under the bridge, looking upstream. Although the sugar mill has been closed for decades, the stream is still quite littered with bagasse.

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I took too many bridge photos. Here’s one.

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We sat near the base of the bridge and collected the beach glass living among the pebbles and sand.

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More sugar cane as we headed home.

Blogger fail! Didn’t take any photos of the beach. Or the park. But I enjoyed my family while we quietly hung out near the stream. It was a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Hakalau Beach Park
End of Wailea Road
Hakalau, HI

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