Bobby Camara’s Dispatches from Volcano

Monday, October 15, 2018, Now…where was I? Yes, indeed…Itʻs been two weeks since my last post?  Really?  Good thing I keep a paper calendar so I can remember whatʻs transpired during that time. Itʻs a bit of a challenge, trying to figure out how to proceed.  When we were in…

Sunny Sunday, September 30, 2018, The Heat, the Icky Ikiiki… Cannot help: ikiiki is “stifling heat and humidity”. And itʻs icky. Itʻs been this way for a week or more. Hilo has been fairly horrendous, mostly because I havenʻt made time to submerge in any number of icy waters along…

Monday, September 24, 2018: After the autumnal equinox, with a gentle Ipoprod Has it really been more than a week?  It was easy to stay in The Groove during all the works of Pelehonuamea and associates.  Fairly regular cycles, at least up here, of rocking and rolling, and wondering what…

Kīlauea Update, Friday, September 7, 2018, Canʻt help myself Of course I can help myself…at least thatʻs what Ma always said. You can figure it out [Note to Readers: I had polio at 4 years old. Left arm muʻumuʻu…no work]. Tie shoes with one hand? Yup. Cut fingernails? Yup. Drive…

Kīlauea Update, Thursday, September 6, 2018. Transitions and Change Well…So much for schedules. It was so much easier to write when I felt I needed or should write to pass along messages, to provide updates and interpretations, waking up really early and posting almost daily…Now it seems that much of…

Kīlauea Update, Sunday, September 2, 2018. Hmmmmm. Have we learned anything? What a wonder! Brilliant clear blue skies, gentle winds, chilly crisp mornings, some very restful sleeps…everything seems back to normal. How spectacular! Is it? Normal? The County asks for $800 million to repave roads, build housing, etc etc etc….

Kīlauea Update, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Number One Hundred… Sunʻs out! I wonder if I might stop holding my breath. More rains? Will Pele continue to rest? What to do? The sensible, prudent thing, I suppose, is to live life to the fullest, as best we can. And so I…

Kīlauea Update, Sunday, August 26, 2018. Remarkable times… Remarkable…”worthy of attention”…and something to remark or comment about… And we shake our collective heads, perhaps wondering “What next?”. During the past 4 months (May to August), not necessarily in order: ʻōlaʻi: small, medium, large, extra large 2.8, 3.5, 4.6, 5.0, 5.4,…

Kīlauea Update, Friday, August 24, 2018. BigRain LokuLane Thereʻs always something…but this seems to be an especially active season. Especially active. And we manage, enjoy, cope, are grateful, and wonder at the wonder of it all. loku nvi. Downpour of rain; blowing of wind; to pour, of rain; to blow,…

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Kīlauea Update, Wednesday, August 22, 2018, meet Hiʻiakalūʻōniu Yup. Late. The best laid plans, etc. Then life, other commitments, etc., sometimes get in the way. Itʻs been another EARLY morning. Woke at 250 or so. Mind a-whirr. And it didnʻt want to be stilled. Darkness. Still….

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