News of the Day: The Pope has resigned. Kate Clinton will not run, even if nominated. She believes he is quitting because he is “justus plumbius tuckered outum.” Andy Borowitz has a few remarks to make, as well.
On Sunday we headed up the coast with our guests to visit the Laupahoehoe Farmers' Market, one of the many farmers' markets on the Island, where we met blogger Annie and The Pie Guy. We bought two pies, which are excellent, we all agreed. We also bought a chutney, which we will try out soon. It was so much fun to meet these two congenial people!
We drove down to the Point, too. The waves were up, and Terry got this great shot.
Much of this beach has been disfigured by an army corps of engineers boat ramp project that went in in the late 80's. But it is still a lovely place, with an extensive park. Most sadly, this was the site of the loss of many children and young people in the 1946 tsunami.
On April 1, 1946 the Big Island of Hawaii was struck by the so-called "April Fools Day tsunami", originating from the Aleutian Islands earthquake. Approximately 160 people on the island were killed. While the greatest number of deaths occurred in Hilo, the school building at Laupāhoehoe was inundated, and twenty students and four teachers were drowned. A monument to the dead now stands on Laupāhoehoe Point.
The monument is very hard to photograph, but someone on Wikipedia commons did as good a job as possible here.
A stunning feature of this park is the giant banyan tree. It is not the largest one in the Islands, but it is free-standing and I think huge enough!
And I like this shot of a crab that Terry took, because it reminds me of a Japanese print.