from cousin Georgine overnight: This is the view of the new eruption from the Lanai of the Kawaihae House. The house is about a mile from the Mauna Kea resort. The eruption is actually close to 36 miles away and there is no threat to the house. It does create a new nighttime view. The lava is flowing where no people live and there are no houses which is wonderful for the island. It’s amazing to live on a living island.
NOTE: “Lanai” is basically “porch”; here’s the google map location of Kawaihae: [https://goo.gl/maps/ZSxSSnGeKfyjJA6D7]
If you’ve been to the Big Island, the link will give some location perspective. We were guests at the house in December, 2015, and thus know exactly the terrain.
I recalled to Georgine, who met us at the airport in 2015, “I still remember, when we flew in at Kailua-Kona in Dec. 2015, asking about what I thought smelled like volcanic ash (or what I thought it was). At the time, Kilauea was behaving itself, so I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.” She responded: “When you visited, it probably was volcanic ash. Kona has always been a geography that collects vog.”
It happens that another relative has long lived in the area of Kilauea not far from Hilo. There are many sources of information. A good time to dust off your personal learning curve.
Next planned post will be December 7, a new remembrance of my Uncle Frank Bernard, my Dad’s brother, one of those who went down with the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.