Tonight’s view of Kilauea in moonlight

I keep trying to catch a night with the winds blowing a different way so that the plume will at least not bend to the right as usual.  But trade winds are trade winds, and they are just always there.  Oh well- nice night for a walk along the rim of Halema`uma`u crater.  While the…

I can still ride a bike!

Despite the presence of a cold, wet, and dreary day in Volcano (surprise!…) I somehow inspired myself to actually air up the tires in the trusty old Karate Monkey and hit the trail.  Felt good.  REAL good, and it’s a shame I let so much time go by without riding.  It was the same old…

Micronesian navigator Mau Piailug dead at 78

I don’t really know that much about sailing yet, really, but I can recognize that the early voyages undertaken by early polynesians are nothing short of amazing. “We, the Navigators” is a bit of a tough read to slog through, but one name that sticks out in your mind as the most important link to…

A launch for lunch

Fours hours of paddling and nothing to show for it but a beautiful lunch spot.  I’m the kind of guy who can’t complain about that kind of thing, so it’s all good.  Paddled through two feeding Manta Rays that scared the shit out of me.  When you see a three foot wide open mouth swimming…