After your descent from Waimea Canyon, you will reach the intersection with Highway 50.  If you drive west from here, you will eventually reach Polihale Beach, covered in the last section of our circle-island tour. Drive east on Highway 50 (Kaumuali'i Highway) and you will enter the quiet and sleepy town of Waimea (translated as "red water", a reference to the color of the natural Canyon erosion that flows down the Waimea River into the sea).