On the drive back I got a few pictures of the ugly/beautiful lavascape on the side of the Queen K.
The expectation that Hawaii is green, lush and tropical is so different from the landscape on this part of the island. The drive along the Queen K is highlighted by three or four shades of lava rock interspersed with brown grasses. (A'a is the Hawaiian word for sharp lava rock) . It seems very otherworldly to me. Then again we don't have too many igneous rock formations in Michigan.
I also got a short swim in. Here is a picture with Mom near the pier.