Sunday, February 12, 2006

Kualoa Camping Weekend

Full moon camping has got to be one of the best. It's so bright out. I've been messing around with all sorts of timelapse toys for the beach. A power supply box (tupperware with batteries inside) and the new version of the timelapse box (the old one was killing batteries) were this weekend's R+D. The night time shots are always a ton of fun. It was a ton of fun just hanging out there. Since "laws" here are really just "suggestions", having beer on the beach is no problem. There was an added bonus/not-bonus too - the septic fields from the bathrooms at the park were leaking shit-water (100 x bacteria counts in ocean) so there were no swimming signs posted everywhere. For those not accostomed to Hawaii, this is pretty typical of many things here. Trash everywhere and horrible engineering (except where the tourists pay $300/night). That kept most people away so that the park itself was pretty empty and quiet. Good thing it was prettty cold out and I had my canopy to keep the sun off during the day.

A huge rainstorm that started in Kailua and then dumped on us for 2 hours.

A sheet of rain off the windward.

Moonrise at Kualoa - timelapse soon.

Night time clouds. That line of clouds hung out just off the coast for over 3 hours. Interesting.

The Ko'olau were totally cloudless Sunday morning. I don't think I've ever seen that before. They look like this 99% of the time.


Blogger Jessica said...

Awesome photos!

2:16 PM  
Blogger geekedout said...


7:17 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

These pictures are kick ass. Have you thought of starting up a tourist brochure agency.?That's definitely what you should do if this whole astronomy thing doesn't work out.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

we could run a whole touring shop.. complete with us as the guides, hippy health food, we could fly claire down to be the happy wellness pixie, and I could poke them with needles..

3:26 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Excellant idea. Liz, you always come up with brillent master plans.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

ahh.. it's wonderful to be appreciated.. see you're already doing your pixie job ;)

10:41 AM  

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