I neglected to tell you about some other news from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Tern Island got hit with a microburst/wind event and caused a lot of damage. There are photos on Flickr.
When I was manager out there, I had one wall blow out in the warehouse, but this was a lot worse. It must have been pretty scary when the walls were coming down on people. At least everyone is ok. They ended up evacuating everyone from the island last month since the facilities were ruined. Laysan was also evacuated a couple of months earlier, so now Midway and Kure are the only islands currently inhabited in the NWHI.
Here's a couple of the pics I took this week, and one fish from a couple of weeks ago for a bit of color.
A few albatross nesting in the parade field.
This was a curious Laysan albatross wondering what the camera was.
This is the old fuel farm. The shed is still used for storage, but there's no power there anymore, and the tanks have been replaced.
Another picture with the dramatic setting on my little point and shoot underwater camera.