Monday, December 22, 2008

“Buy land. They ain’t makin’ any more of it."

I think it was Will Rogers who said that. At any rate, he was wrong. They are making more of it on the Island of Hawaii, which folks here call “the Big Island.”

Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously now for 25 years, with lava flowing some seven miles through a natural system of tubes to the sea … where new land is formed.

Trouble is, it’s unstable. A few months ago, a chunk the size of a football field broke off and collapsed into the ocean. Nevertheless, it’s a fascinating sight and a reason – one of a great many – to visit this incredible place.

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