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.
Aloha! Hawai’i is truly an amazing island – my favorite of the major 8 isles. We were loved staying a couple of nites at the Volcano House overlooking Kilauea’s caldera (it was erupting but to the south at the Ocean). Mauna Loa is huge and taller than Mt. Everest