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    The Great Advantage of Height

    Oct. 14, 2010 (4551 views)

    Speaking of the Galapagos (a couple of blogs back), how is it that they are so dry and we are so not?  Cumulatively, I mean.   They’re short.   Hawaii’s...

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    Location, location, location.

    Aug. 17, 2010 (2344 views)

    Hawaiian volcanic islands rise out of the sea, taking a couple of million years to do so. It would seem at first glance that nothing could be more unrelated than dry rock and the rolling ocean. And yet, once you begin to look at how life is woven on these mountains, the many ways in which the land informs the sea, and vice-versa, can change your assumptions about what it means to be living on land. Because there IS no living on land without water. For anyone or anything.  Now,...

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    Recent Massive Waves and The Weather

    Dec. 6, 2007 (4579 views)

    Rain. Lots of it. For the past week or so Maui has been through torrents and torrents of rain. A large storm system passed/is passing over Maui and it has brough a massive amount of continuous rain. At some points during this storm visibility was not only ZERO but my windshield wipers simply could not keep up. I had to pull off to the side of the road and wait it out. I don't exactly have crappy windshield wipers either. They are perfect and my windshield is Rain-X'd. Spooky! Wind speeds were also...

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    Charlie Dolfun Creates A Memory

    Aug. 29, 2007 (1273 views)

    Our friend, Charlie Dolfun, who teaches and certifies visitors for scuba diving at his poolside business at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa decided to give my grandson Cory, who's visiting from LA, his first scuba dive. Cory's 16 and about to go into his senior year of high school and he comes out to visit his Hawaii family once or twice a year for extended stays...this time we had him for two full days on Maui. Here's some shots of his first trip with a tank. He said Charlie made this totally...

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