I know a lot of you know I love my volcanoes, though I don’t love the human trauma they cause. Lately, I’ve been watching the developments in Fissure 8, which first took over half of Leilani Estates and then pressed onward to the sea, taking out several hundred more homes in the process. In the […]
Kilauea, of course. Except for being resized, these are straight out of camera. Taken in 2010. These were taken with a wide-angle (28mm) lens half a minute apart.
Taken Nov 22, 2011. I drove as far south as one could go south from Pahoa, which is south of Hilo on the big island of Hawai’i. The road ends near Kalapana, then there’s a dirt road that other cars were going on, so I went too. (Never a great idea.) The “dirt” road turns […]
I thought I’d bring up some small Hawaii businesses I’ve run across on my two trips to the big island. The first two you can only enjoy from the island, but the rest you can enjoy almost anywhere. First, two tour companies. Lava Ocean Adventures does ocean tours to the volcano (and other points out […]
Stuff to do and see: 1) Finish packing (ugh) 2) Farmer’s market (6 am – 4 pm), specifically for jam/honey guy and soap guy 6) Imiloa (9-5, $17.50, but this is the most interesting of the museums for me) 7) Place that sells unrefined Hawaiian salt near the farmer’s market 8) Mokupapapa Discovery Center (which […]
Stuff to do and see: 1) Finish packing (ugh) 2) Farmer’s market (6 am – 4 pm), specifically for jam/honey guy and soap guy 3) Zoo, specifically Namaste’s feeding at 3:30 (zoo’s open from 9-4, free) 4) Pacific Tsunami Museum (9-4:15, $8) 5) Lyman museum (10-4:30, $10) 6) Imiloa (9-5, $17.50, but this is the […]
First, a bit left over from Monday: I went out to Hilo Bay Cafe, which is a more high-falutin’ place than the name suggests, and had an awesome beef short rib dinner. Now, I’m not normally a beef person (except for hamburgers) and I generally don’t like short ribs at all because they are too […]
I slept in late (really, I slept 8 hours, I just got to sleep late) and got up and had the same old thing at Ken’s Pancakes. For breakfast, I’m a creature of habit. I’d planned to go to Akaka falls and the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden on Tuesday, but the high bright overcast this […]
Woke up fairly early and decided to venture forth for breakfast. Last time, I found a cheap place to eat, but their food quality wasn’t so hot, so I decided to try some place different this time. When I asked about the farmer’s market at the airport, the guy said to turn left at Ken’s […]
There’s something oddly calming about a volcano like Kilauea. Sure, it smells hot and sulferous and you hear the lava creaking and flowing and drizzling into the sea. The constancy, though, that can lull one into a false sense of security.