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Bringing Hawaii Home

January 21, 2017

My last trip to Hawaii was a trip of many firsts. It was the first time I had travelled to the island in the month of November and the first time I had clients-turned-friends traveling with me. Sara and Tom are big adventurers, so we decided on a day trip to Big Island’s north shore. My goal: a trek down to a secluded black sand beach. 

The Kohala Coast is a tempestuous place. It is the oldest part of the island, with mysterious valleys carved out by the ocean thousands of years ago. It is a place of wild abandon, not frequented by tourists as it’s secrets are guarded by oft changing elements. Tell me about it! 

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

What you see here is as far down the hike as we got. Obviously not a traditional travel happy ending, but hear me out. Wind whipping through my hair, watching the mist roll in and feeling the electric silence that comes before a tropical storm… this is classic Hawaii! There was something so profound about being in a place so wild, raw and untouched. You become undeniably aware of your own humanity and connection to Mother Nature. Exhilarating, powerful Earth Magic! 

We are currently in the depths of a wet, dreary winter in Ontario (not a favourite for this tropical baby). Yet when I see mist and rain, my heart skips a beat and remembers a magical moment and a mysterious beach that I will one day discover. 

Photo by Tom from Thomas & Sara

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    Big and Heavy – Adventures Together
    March 25, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    […] My quest for today: the ancient temple (Heiau) on the north Kohala coast. You will remember this mysterious part of the Island by the black sand beach we never reached, waylaid on muddy cliffs by a wild tropical storm. […]

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