While visiting Maui in the beginning of 2015, we ventured out to visit a blowhole. Imagine a rugged coastline, who is getting pounded by embracing powerful waves rolling in from the ocean. Many rocks are volcanic and the oceans power is not to be underestimated. A short hike downhill to some rocky outcrops, led us to the blowhole. Inch by inch, we ventured closer, watching and observing the sequence of the waves, it’s power, all while never compromising safety.
The blowhole is a hole, an opening in the rock like a round circle. When the waves crash ashore water is pushed up and through the hole as if it came from a volcanic geyser. Shooting way up into the air it’s a sight to behold. Little pools form everywhere from the violent water force. Pools filled with life thrown up from the ocean such as crabs and other crustaceans. One by one, people go out, near the blowhole awaiting the stream of water while getting showered by the falling droplets. I was lucky to get a great picture that shows the droplets falling as if freezing the moment in time. It is a bit nerve wrecking as the ocean is unpredictable and waves can crash over the rock wall itself. Stay aware and be careful, don’t under estimate and don’t feel invincible. Everything can change in a single moment, good and bad.