|March 14, 2008
|Robin and I went to a seminar on Kona side for the weekend so, of course, we stayed at Ray &
Ellen's house. I went over early, on Friday, to get in a little kayaking.
|The paddling wasn't very much fun - I was heading straight into a pretty stiff breeze and the
waters were pretty choppy (green line). It was like paddling uphill. When I finally turned
around (magenta line), I found I was going the same speed as I was going out - but I wasn't
even paddling! To get over my guilt for not having got a proper amount of exercise, I decided
to hike out to the old Hawaiian village of Ki'ilae (blue line out, orange line back).
|This is the beginning of the trail at the end of the Picnic area
|K - Ramp
|We've seen this ramp a number of times going by in Ray's boat and I've always
been interested in looking at it more closely...
|Looking back down the ramp
|Looking back toward Pu'uhonua O
Honaunau from the top of the ramp
|When it came right down to it, there
wasn't much to see at the village - a
few stone walls all overgrown with
|March 17, 2008
|While at Ray & Ellen's, we heard that Kilauea had sprung a leak - there were fumes escaping from a point inside
Halema'uma'u Crater and that they had closed off Crater Rim Drive between Jaggar Museum and Chain of Craters
Road. I stopped by on the way home to see...
|These pictures were taken from Jaggar Museum. The visitors' viewpoint is directly behind the plume. There is no lava
associated with this event - just gas.