On our last evening in Hawaii, we drove a long way around Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to the coast of the Big Island where you were supposedly able to see the lava flow at night. Sadly, it was so far away that all we could see was some small, red glowing dots. After we drove all the way back to where we were staying near the national park, I wanted to try at least seeing the crater in the park. I wasn’t expecting it to be that exciting, so Jeremy decided to stay behind.
As you can see (although the photo doesn’t do it justice), it turned out to be pretty awesome to see the glow of the magma in the crater, especially with so many stars visible. I took some photos and went back, thinking we could both drive back to see it together, but in a second sad twist for the night, the car was too low on petrol to make a second trip.
We had breakfast with a local in Kailua-Kona.
We did a zipline canopy tour in Kohala, HI that involved a number of rope bridges as well as lots of ziplines.
Sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest point in Hawaii and home of a number of astronomical observatories.
We didn’t go to a luau in Hawaii, but the free Waikiki Beach Hula Show was excellent.
It’s time for round 2 of Guess the Book from the Library of Congress Subjects! I got 11 again.
Listen to a dot matrix printer play Eye of the Tiger.
We may be on our way to Snoopy World today, so here’s a fun Peanuts/Jaws mash-up.
This ode to two-lane highways is lovely.
This is my new favourite photo:
Snorkelers at Hanauma Bay, Oahu.
Springtime tulips in Evanston
By Cai Guo-Qiang, from the Falling Back to Earth exhibition at GOMA. 99 life-sized wolves attempt to leap over a glass wall, then pick themselves up to try again. See a wider view below the cut (as always, click to embiggen).
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Part of the Falling Back to Earth exhibition at GOMA. A wider angle view is below the cut. Continue reading →