Then I changed location and got these shots.
This couple was having a lot of fun with the waves that were coming in and crashing against the rocks.
And here I am, admiring everything from my vantage point, including myself! (Maybe "admiring" isn't quite the right word-I kind of look like a doorknob in silhouette.)
This is a close-up of what was going on down below me. I love all the different colors of blue.
After this, I decided it was time to get a move on, so I got back on the road and was driving toward Blowhole, when I spotted this:
If I had been looking somewhere else for just a second, I would have totally missed it. Of course, I had to pull over and try to get a picture. So, I parked at the Blowhole parking lot and walked back along the road to where I'd seen this. It was a little precarious; I was walking inside the guardrail, and I had about 18"-24" of uneven asphalt before the 100' (?-I'm really bad with distances) drop down the rocks to the beach below. I had my camera in one hand, I was wearing flip-flops, and I had on a skirt that I had to work at keeping modestly arrayed in the wind. If anybody had hit the guard rail, I would have been screwed. Luckily, nobody did, and I was able to get these shots!
This one shows a little better where the rainbow was coming from. The area is called Blowhole because there's a blowhole there (hey, sometimes the world actually makes sense!), which is a hole in the rocks that acts much like a blowhole on a whale or dolphin. When the water rushes in with a wave, it gets pushed up through the blowhole and shoots up into a mist. You can see that beginning to happen with the plume of water/spray to the left of the rainbow. So, anyway, that was my unexpected sighting that I was able to catch on film. :)