Location: Pololū Lookout, Big Island, Hawaii
There is a large section of the northeastern coast of Hawaii's Big Island that is not accessible by road. The area is wild and very rugged. At the northern end of this area, the paved road stops at the top of a place called Pololū Valley. There is a lookout point there, and this is the view. It was a bit cloudy on the day I took this photo, but even on very clear days, the view south often looks a bit misty from sea spray.
The meadow in the foreground of this photo is situated at the top of some sea cliffs. The vertical drop from the seaward edge of that meadow to the ocean is about 400 feet (about 122 meters). It is not unusual to see horses grazing in that meadow.
There is a steep hiking trail that descends into the valley from the place where this photo was taken. At the base of the trail is a black sand beach, although it's not a very safe place to swim due to rough water and strong currents just offshore.
If you could get into a boat at the mouth of Pololū Valley and follow the coast, you would pass by a number of other wild valleys. Eventually you would come to Waipi'o Valley. (If you visited last week for MyWorld, you may remember the photo of Waipi'o Valley that I posted.)
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