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Heavenly Hawaii!


Heavenly Hawaii

Oahu:  Makapuu Beach Park on Oahu is an idyllic beach setting.
 

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Pu’u ‘O’o Crater & Petunia Flow

The East Pond vent, on the eastern side of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, has hosted a small lava pond for the last couple of years. Sloshing and weak spattering on the pond surface frequently ejects small pieces of spatter and Pele’s tears. The small wooden boxes, seen in this photo on the edge of the vent just below the area of strongest spattering, are used to collect these stray pieces of lava. Chemical analyses of the spatter and tears allows us to study the evolution of the lava to better understand the eruption.

 

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and Petunia flow

 

Left. The East Pond vent, on the eastern side of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, has hosted a small lava pond for the last couple of years. Sloshing and weak spattering on the pond surface frequently ejects small pieces of spatter and Pele’s tears. The small wooden boxes, seen in this photo on the edge of the vent just below the area of strongest spattering, are used to collect these stray pieces of lava. Chemical analyses of the spatter and tears allows us to study the evolution of the lava to better understand the eruption. Right. The Petunia flow, which began in mid-May, continues to push toward the southeast. The upper part of the lava flow has already evolved into a well-developed lava tube that easily transports lava down-slope to feed the terminus of the lengthening flow. A new skylight near the breakout point of the flow provides the first look of the 3-meter-wide lava stream inside the tube.

Lava toes and old roads

Left. While pictures showing the spectacular side of volcanic eruptions are what generally captures the imagination, the little details can often be just as interesting. This photo shows off the fascinating surface texture of a barely active toe of lava. Right. Large `a`ā flows invaded the upper reaches of the Royal Gardens subdivision between 1983 and 1986. Since that time, pāhoehoe flows have surrounded the subdivision and cut off access by road. Earlier this year, lava from the Campout flow buried the last remnants of Royal Gardens at the base of the pali. This photo shows one of the subdivision streets, its bottom buried by lava, disappearing up-slope into the rain.

 
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Celebrating a Great Day!

 

Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located on the northwestern coast of the island of Hawai’i. The site preserves the ruins of Pu’ukoholā Heiau ("Temple on the Hill of the Whale"), a temple built by King Kamehameha the Great between 1790 and 1791 to incur the favor of the war god Kuka’ilimoku.
A visitor center operated by the National Park Service is located at the site. An interpretive trail begins at the visitor center and leads to the ruins of Pu’ukoholā.
 
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Celebrating a Great Day

King Kamehameha Day is June 11

Kamehameha the Great united the islands and became the foremost man in Hawaii, the man on whom the fate of his nation rested…

A frequently cited example of Kamehameha’s change of character involves Mamalahoe Kanawai, the Law of the Splintered Paddle. Kamehameha decreed the law after bothered for years about an incident in which he unnecessarily attacked unarmed civilians of his enemy that were fishing on the rocks off the coast south of Hilo. Kamehameha caught his foot in a rock crevice during the attack and a fleeing fisherman smashed a paddle over his head before rescuers could arrive, Kane said.

"Years later, a repentant Kamehameha had the fishermen found and brought to him, shaking with terror," Kane said. "But Kamehameha apologized and proclaimed the Law of the Splintered Paddle, freeing the people to travel about the Kingdom, secure from wanton attacks or restraints by their chiefs."…

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The Merrie Monarch Festival 2007!

 

We Had a ~Wonderful~ Time!!! 

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Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

 

Aloha! From the cold barren heights of a 10,000 ft (3055 m) volcanic peak to the warm Pacific water… Haleakala welcomes you. 

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Welcome to Mama’s Fish House Restaurant and Inn – Maui, Hawaii

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