Beware the deadly Dragon’s Breath

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It’s always nice to the see the blow holes below the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail when they’re really pumping out spray.  Some people call it Dragon’s Breath, and refer to the side by side blow holes as the Dragon’s Nostrils.

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It’s been a few years since I’ve hiked down the hill to dip in the beautiful tide pools and see the Dragon’s Breath up close.  It’s not a hard hike, but the area can be deadly dangerous when the waves are acting wild.  This was not the day.

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Ka Iwi Coast sea caves and petroglyphs

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Caves and lava tubes are tucked away among the intricately eroded sea cliffs.

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And some hide semi-secret historical treasures …

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… that tell stories of long ago.

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Many have eroded badly over the centuries.

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Tide pools form in eroded lava shelves.

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And tunnels lead to favorite fishing spots.

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Hidden away from the city’s noise and traffic.

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Aloha.