On Lava And Moonlight In Hawaii

Serendipity is the traveler’s friend, which is to say you just never know.

The husband and I spent a disappointing hour the other night on the deck of a cruise ship, waiting to see lava flow into the ocean from the Big Island of Hawaii. We saw absolutely nothing.

Either the lava wasn’t flowing or it was too foggy or something.

The next night we wandered onto the promenade after dinner and saw a glowing orange crescent moon hanging just above the horizon. In more than a couple of decades on this planet, I’ve never seen the moon look like that.

It cast a ribbon of moonlight onto the water and, as we watched, it sank into the ocean in a glowing puddle of light. It was absolutely sublime.


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