Lava Love

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Having missed lava sightings on our last visit to the Big Island, I could not let the opportunity elude me again.  After hearing that the lava flows had resumed at Kalapana, I had to go back to Hawaii to witness this breathtaking phenomenon. Continue reading

The Elevator Shaft

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The elevator shaft is the embodiment of the harmony that can often be found between beauty and danger.  Not only is it the site of spectacular sunsets, but it is also my favorite free diving spot. Continue reading

One In A Million

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While I was on Midway Atoll I was informed by members of the US Fish and Wildlife that there were an estimated one million albatrosses on the atoll.  Yet out of the rabble of birds, one particular individual stood out to me. Continue reading

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Midway Atoll part 5)

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Hopefully I have adequately conveyed the numerous things there are to do and see around Midway Atoll, if you ever get a chance to go. However, some of you may be wondering what you can do on such a tiny speck of land when you just want to unwind. Continue reading

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Midway Atoll part 4)

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As we explored the different islands of Midway Atoll, I was amazed at the amount of military artifacts that we came across.  To tread on the same ground that the famous battle of Midway occurred on would often cause me to pause and reflect on the atrocities that turned such a beautiful paradise into a living hell for the soldiers who were stationed here. Continue reading