Afu Aau Waterfalls and Alofago Blowholes
Trip Start Nov 03, 2009
11Trip End Nov 17, 2009
This was a freshwater waterfall that dropped from the rainforest and straight down into a small pool at the bottom. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall turned out to be deep...extremely deep. But it quickly got shallow right on the outer rim of the pool and also very rocky. I didn't know the outer rim was shallow until I kept swimming towards the edge and discovered I was scraping along the ground of small pebbles. The falls eventually flowed into a smaller 2nd waterfall and further down into a 3rd set of waterfalls. The last set of waterfalls were dispersed into 3 separate little falls.
You probably won't believe this since I don't have any photos of it, but I ended up jumping off a nearby cliff right next to the waterfall. I think it might had been a 20-foot jump, but I'm not too sure
The blowholes are natural formations jutting out from the southern coast of the island. They were originally formed from lava but the crashing waves gradually punched holes through its surface. When the waves crash into the rocks its intense pressure forces a giant plume of water straight up through these lava holes about 20-30 feet high. And all these blowholes stretch along the entire part of this coastline so the landscape looks like it's steaming from below.