|We went for a walk to the new Black Sand Beach (yellow line).
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|Out behind Verna's. I don't know what
the occasion is. I count 13 cats. A
nice lucky number!
|Robin on the lava. You can see the
ocean behind her.
|Robin on the lava looking toward the
|You find the most interesting shapes and textures in the lava. Can you imagine this stuff at thousands of degrees and
flowing red hot?
|Nothing special, just a lot of lava. These are really giant bubbles that have burst.
|Make note of this house. We see it a lot in
the pictures: the green house with the red
roof. It will help orient us as we go.
|I saw a lot of this "drift wood" lying around and wondered if it was, or if it was from the lava
flow days, some 6 years ago. I turned over a few of the branches and, sure enough they
were charred on one side: evidence that they were here when the lava was hot.
|This is your typical house that the locals live
in: small house with a big tarp and lots of
coolers to keep the fish they catch in. This
house doesn't appear to have any electricity.
I can see a 5 gallon propane tank for the
stove, and a blue 5 gallon water jug for
|Another local house. Same thing: small
house, big tarp, coolers. Living is very much
outdoors year-round. Sleeping inside simply
to keep the bugs and the rain off.
|We went for another walk on the lava (the whole blue line this time). We walked out to the
Black Sand Beach where Robin stayed to sunbathe while I went on to explore the band of
trees we could see over by the shoreline. I walked on the inland (Mauka) path going out and
walked on the ocean side (Makai) going back.
|Another giant bubble that popped.
Can you imagine?
|I took this from a couple of different angles to get different lighting on it.
|Looking inland. You can see a guy just right
of center on the lava. He's walking on a
converging course and we'll meet up at the
tree line and chat some.
|Tuesday, April 11, 2006
|Sunday, April 16, 2006