Photos 5, page 7
Did a quick trip overnight to Ray's house.  On the way back, I stopped and took some pictures
of the lava plumes at various places along the way home...
May 8, 2008
Waikupanaha Steam Plume
May 14, 2008
This was taken from the scenic viewpoint near Whittington Beach Park, looking up the coast
toward the ocean entry at
Waikupanaha, which is just past the farthest point you can see in
the distance.  No way to tell what's clouds and what's vog but it sure is purty!
This was taken of the Halema'uma'u plume coming up the mountain from the west, just east of
where I marked "Vog" on the map.  Note the sun...
Near home, I went up the hill to get a look at the plumes from the ocean entry at
Waikupanaha like I did on 4/6 (end of page).  I then went on to take a quick hike out to the
Lava Viewpoint the county had set up.  That's as close as they'll let me get...  Bummer!
3:20 PM
Wind from the southeast.  This brings the vog up over the island.  The normal trade winds blow from the opposite
direction, the northeast, which blows the steam out over the ocean.
9:30 AM
Waikupanaha Steam Plume
May 17, 2008
Kealakekua Bay
May 18, 2008
Robin and I went with Ray and Ellen in their boat to do some snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay..
(green line out, magenta line back)
A little 3D action to give you some sense of the cliffs above the bay...
Captain Ray and his mate, Ellen
this about waiting an hour after you eat
before swimming?  Hell, just eat while
you're swimming!