Bad Timing Award

Guess where I am supposed to fly on Saturday?

Update: This will totally paint me as a geek, but does this remind anyone of the Romulan plasma torpedos in the Star Trek episode "Balance of Terror"?


  1. Petri:

    Take your surfboard !

  2. Theyouk:

    On the plus side, those are nearly 'perfectly' shaped storms--beautiful... I see sushi & beer in your future. ;-)

  3. HenryBowman419:

    It will probably only matter if you are headed to the big island, and then only if you are on the east or south side. If you are near Kailua, you'll be OK.

  4. ErikTheRed:

    We've dumped Hawaii for French Polynesia. Nicer people, nicer environment, better scuba diving, and a much better value once you get there. There are still a bunch of other tropical destinations that we still want to try as well. We used to go to Hawaii because of convenience and airfare price, but once we got past that and started trying other places we found it to be stupidly overpriced overall (hotels, food, entertainment, etc) and relatively unpleasant. The mentality seems to be that Hawaii is the default and everything else is a "bucket list" destination. I'd flip that on its head, or at least that's the advice I would give myself 25 years ago if I could...

  5. J K Brown:

    That big rock on the southeastern end of the chain is a big hurricane pinball bumper that the storms bounce off of. If they tried to go over Hawaii, Moana Kea would rip the storm's heart out. Kauai, on occasion will have a rough time if the conditions are for the recurve to happen in the area, but it is unlikely these storms will do more than bring some rain and hopefully clean waves. I spent a couple days snugged up to west side of Hawaii for a storm on Madeline's track. Flat seas a mile or two off shore. Then as the storm passed, we went around the north side and back to work in the storms wake.

  6. john109:

    Hello good sir! Thanks for your thoughts!

    I had a comment on your climate change skeptic page, but the comments were turned off, so hope you'll forgive me for posting here instead.

    "I am always amazed at how people like to draw conclusions about what
    I write merely from the title, without actually reading everything I

    I'll share a similar experience in my life. I have a dog. Kind of a mellow low energy dog. A couple months ago, when I came home, I was amazed (very surprised) that my dog was so happy to see me! Barked, wagged his tail, ran around in circles. The next day I came home, not expecting anything special, and again, I was amazed that my dog was happy to see me! This went on for a few months, every day, until yesterday, I came home, not expecting my dog to be happy to see me, and I was amazed! at how happy my dog was to see me!

    I share that experience with you because I expect that it has something to do with our processing of climate change skepticism. I think that humans - you, me, people - form beliefs, and then it's hard to change them, even in the face of new information. We're surprised (amazed!) when we see behaviors or scientific observations that contradict our pre-existing beliefs. Then it's hard to change our beliefs - to learn to expect them, to change our understanding of their causes and effects. So even the 30th time we come home and our dog is happy, or a person draws a conclusion from the title without reading everything you wrote, or another scientist reports evidence of man made climate change, we still are amazed/surprised by it. We haven't learned to expect it - we haven't learned to believe this new observation, and incorporate it into our understanding of reality - we cling to our old expectations and beliefs, even in the face of repeated contradictory observations.

    Thanks for your blog! My best to you.

  7. jmod46:

    Well, I believe the old saying is "if you didn't have bad luck, you'd have no luck at all". :-)