Thursday, August 05, 2004

Blog del Bolcan

Another volcano blog entry. Did a heli flight over Pu'u O'o and Kupaianaha vents, the latter being fully obscured by subsequent flows, the former showing activity and recent flows still slowly running downslope. What a thrill to fly over and check it out up so close. Hopefully the video footage will turn out. The conference starts this evening, I think. No real good description of when and where we're supposed to meet! If I ever put on a conference, I'll try to be more on top of things than these folks are...I imagine it'd be hard, though, to think of everything. I miss CJ and TK and hope they're feeing better in Maine; they've been sick the past couple of days. Das ist alle.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Bolcano Blog

I'm on the volcano w/out a car - long story short = expired license/no rente... The humidity and tropical island flavor is great to experience once again. I'm feeling ambivalent, but mostly taking in the slower pace forced upon me and enjoying the pool, beach, downtown, museums, cafes, etc.

I'm hoping to link up with some of the conference participants tomorrow or the next day and cut out early to get some things done back home. It'll work out. I might try to do a helicopter ride tomorrow if I can get a reservation. I'll call later and see what the chances are. That would be pretty cool - the weather's supposed to hold since tropical storm Darby blew through late yesterday. Bye, bye bruddah! (The pigeon english on the bus ride was interesting to me...).