Instead of listening to the State of the Union, I went down to the sea to check out the state of the world.
I left my home – about 3000 ft/914 m elevation – and drove up to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance – at about 4000 ft/1219 m elevation, then headed all the way down the Chain of Craters Road to the ocean. The sun set in the west, the moon rose in the east, and I had a perfect view of both. Lovely. Where I was, no lava was entering the ocean, but as night came on, I did see a small red glow up slope.
Here are some shots of the Keaukaha area of Hawai`i Island. Just a gorgeous, gorgeous winter day to talk story, mend net, catch waves.
Also, you may have read about the false missile attack announcement the other day. If you did, you may also have read accounts of people freaking out and responding badly, but I’m here to say those stories are just click bait. People I know are more, “oh well, cool it wasn’t real!” and they feel sorry for whoever pushed the wrong button.
Just wanted to clear that up; not everyone in Hawaii went bonkers.