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Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach Professional Review and Guide
"This short tour explores several natural wonders created when flowing molten lava meets the sea. The coastline is classic Hawaii: picture-postcard pretty with swaying palms and turquoise sea. It is also the setting of a romantic—and tragic—Hawaiian myth.A sign in the parking lot directs you to the left where an interpretive panel tells one of several versions of the story of a Hawaiian princess who was killed in a sea cave by her jealous husband. Now and then the water at the base of the cave turns red with her blood, according to the myth—or with a bloom of aquatic life, according to biologists."
--Suzanne Swedo, Best Easy Day Hikes: Hawaii: Maui (Falcon Guides).
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