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"Volcano From the Sea at Night" - submitted by Niels H. on April 7, 2013
After 21 days at sea, we were a bit delirius, we couldn't figure out what it was. But we did know that we'd come too far to crash in to it! We adjusted our heading to a northerly route towards Hilo. There would be no sleeping this night. The red light never moved, but it did wax and wane. As we approached the Island, we noticed lighthouses and checked our maps. That's when we realized the red light was a plume from the volcano, illuminated from the lava underneath. I wondered how many sea travelers had seen this beacon over thousands of years?
"Volcano" - a poem by Korianne O.
The volcano rumbles
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.