Beach #67, much more interesting than it sounds (Hawaii)

view 0004 beach 67, Hawaii, USAHope you didn’t think that my story about the Big Island, Hawaii, ended at the beach next to Kona airport ;-) The island is indeed big and very diverse. Even this beach at Kona side of the island looked totally different from Makalawena. It’s a cozy cove with yellow sand surrounded by black rocks and trees.

view 0003 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

It’s called after the electric pole #67 by Old Puako Road where you’d have to stop to get to the beach. I doubt you could find a label that would wholly reflect the atmosphere of this spot in any case, so never mind the numeric name of the beach.

view 0002 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

Upon arrival, I first had a short walk, enjoying the views from the rocks.

view 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

Meanwhile, my friend Tod started snorkeling already.

naturist 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

He saw a turtle pass by next to him, and although I’d seen a few sea turtles before, I was looking forward to seeing them here, in shallow and clear waters.

naturist 0001 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

Coming down to water, I noticed a pretty stunning example of fossilized life –

fossils 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

– white snail shells encrusted into black lava. Crabs were on contrary black… and alive! :-)

black crab 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

Even more life could be seen under water. I couldn’t identify this kind of fish,

fish 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

but just as I reached Tod, we saw the fish that we both were eager to find –

reef triggerfish humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, or reef triggerfish in simple English – the state fish of Hawaii (the concept of state fishes was totally new to me btw).

reef triggerfish humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa 0001 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

After that, we saw pretty big shoals of yellow tangs and many other fishes,

yellow tang 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

including pufferfish

pufferfish 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

and moray eel.

moray eel 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

Besides snorkeling and sunbathing,

naturist 0002 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

this place seemed good for climbing trees, because the trees had a lot of horizontal branches. However, I managed to fall from a tree and even hit another branch on the way to the ground, maybe exactly because it seemed so easy to climb trees there and it made me less cautious. Luckily, I wasn’t hurt seriously and after a pause I was back on the trees again.

naturist 0004 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

This time I made sure to have at least 3 points of support

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or even held myself with all fours.

naturist 0006 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

Later in the afternoon, several quails came by;

quail 0000 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

they seemed to be totally accustomed to humans. In case you forget your beach snack, you may be lucky to find their eggs (quail eggs don’t have salmonella and are even safe to eat raw), but we didn’t see any.

quail 0001 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

While sunbathing before our departure, I was going though the guidebook and picking locations for our next adventures at Puna side of the island. Stay tuned!

naturist 0003 beach 67, Hawaii, USA

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12 Responses to Beach #67, much more interesting than it sounds (Hawaii)

  1. Nice job! Great photography, my blogging buddy! Much love and naked hugs! :)

  2. dtnyc2013 says:

    Great colorful pictures — looks so peaceful. Gotta get there someday!! Happy Easter !!

  3. brucebishopns says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t encounter any other naturists! Beautiful place and great photos.

    • αNaturist says:

      sorry, with all those different fishes, I forgot to mention other people :-) There were a few other visitors at the beach, all but one were naked :-)

  4. Reblogged this on clothes free life and commented:
    Clothes free beach report from Hawaii beautiful photos of the location

  5. sassycoupleok says:

    Another great submission, always love the pics as well !!

  6. Happy Bare says:

    Beautiful, like I said before, you guys do just the best things.

  7. bfurryman says:

    Magnificent article and photos!! You’re a great promotional man!!

  8. Smoothalx says:

    Reblogged this on Naturally and commented:
    Great place. I was there some years ago.

  9. Jeff Parker says:

    That is a great little beach. I usually stay in Puna (you’re gonna love it!) I usually stop by Beach 67 on the way to the airport. Have fun!

  10. Brenton says:

    I couldn’t find this when I was over there. I was doing a round the island drive but only had vague directions. I stayed near Puna at Absolute Paradise B&B near the black sand nude beach Kehena.

  11. Sasha Kargaltsev says:

    I love your blog! how about another post for me? Crematorium – teaser Crematorium – teaser View on vimeo.com Preview by Yahoo  

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