Day 2 - Spouting Horn

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by ext212 on August 7, 2004

Spouting Horn
Lawa'i Road
Poipu, HI

On Lawa'i Road, there is an overlook where you can watch the water rush under a lava shelf and burst through a small opening every few minutes. Every incoming wave produces a spray that can go up to 50 feet into the air. If you go when the sun is setting, each spray produces a colorful rainbow. It's Mother Nature at work at the Spouting Horn; I especially liked it when each spray causes the blowhole to howl.

Hawaiian legend says that this coast was guarded by a large lizard that ate everyone who tried to swim there. One day, a man tried to enter and when he was about to be attacked by the lizard, he swam under the lava shelf and escaped through the hole, but the lizard got stuck under the rocks. Hawaiians say the lizard howls every time it gets crushed by the waves.

I love stories like that.
Spouting Horn
Lawai Road, across from Allerton Visitor's Center
Koloa, Hawaii, 96756
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