I find few things as satisfying as closure.
On Hawaii’s Big Island we had the fun of following a road until it stopped at the edge of the uninhabited Polulu Valley. It was the end of the line. Our “pot of gold” was a spectacular view across the ocean with enormous cliffs carving into the oncoming waves.
The road may have ended but there was a steep hiking trail heading down to the water’s edge. It was impossible to resist even on an empty stomach and that is saying something for me.
As we headed down the path, I had to stop at each opening in the trees to take a look. The windows into this incredible vista turned out to be even more amazing.
When we reached the bottom of the trail, we got a closeup view of the black sand beach we had seen from afar. I’m always partial to black so I thought it was particularly beautiful.
A fitting end to a great day. I guess that’s why I like to finish the trail.