Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ice Cream Cone?

Hawaiian flowers are colourful and exotic.

This one reminds me of an ice cream cone:

Yum, yum!   What flavour might it be?

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Banyan Tree

This large Banyan Tree is in Lahaina, Maui.  At over 1/3 of an acre it provides a unique shaded area in front of the Courthouse.

The tree was planted in 1873 and is a wonderful place to be on a hot day.

Too bad they don’t grow in Canada!

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Volcanic Origins

Hawaii was formed as the Pacific Plate slid over a hotspot in the earth’s mantle.  The Big Island is the most recent of the islands to form and is still volcanically active.

Awesome desolation surrounds the crater of the most recently active lava pit, Halema’uma’u Crater.

The plume is composed of steam and sulphur dioxide, which when the wind blows the wrong way requires evacuation from the area as air quality gets very bad indeed.

One feels very small in the presence of this kind of power.

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Life’s a Beach

There are beaches here…

Fun to walk on.  Watch out for the surf.

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Life’s Tough

Basically how I spent my last two weeks.

Life’s tough!


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Back From Holidays

We visited Hawaii for the past two weeks to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

A great place to go.

One of our first views of Waikiki Beach from the top of our hotel.

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