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Cats Watching Cats! ROFL!

I was laughing so much at this video, then I watched my cat watch this video!

The resulting video…

Click this —> Cats Watching Cats! to Watch the Video Short Take 😀


Lava Shoot by Boat!

October 13, 2016:  Site Seeing by Boat – An Excellent way to view the Lava at its newest Ocean entry!

The night before; “I’m setting the alarm clock early enough to leave for Hilo by what time?” was my slow, incredulous question. When the answer was, “2:00 o’clock am,” I took a long pause to consider what that would mean for me 😮

The Answer… “Very little sleep!” 😐 …

Then I thought, “Wait, Andy will be driving. I can sleep on the way!” And I Did! 😀 “To the Flow by Sea”, Andy’s recount of this drive to Hilo and beyond.


Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count…

What an awesome way to go whale watching!!!! Okay. So…it was quite early to get up on a Saturday; but it was sooooo worth it! Just after New Year’s, Andy registered us to participate in the 2010 Santuary Ocean Count on January 30, coordinated by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Check out the many links and bushel loads of information that they provide on their site.

“Bright” and EARLY on Saturday morning, January 30, we met the group at Kawaihae harbor (about 7:00am) and consolidated some vehicles then proceeded to the site that we signed up on for the Ocean Count. The site……


And Another Year Gone By…

Hope you have a Safe & Happy New Year filled with GREAT things!

May the events of the coming year be better than years gone-by! Wishes of HEALTH & HAPPINESS to all who stop by this way!!!!


Diving at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area…

Another new dive spot that we checked out on November 14, 2009. The Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area. We met several friends from Keck that have formed our usual dive group at the end of the old runway (I am sure that we would welcome more divers to go with us). I scoped out the available facilities and noted fresh water showers as well as restrooms that were very conveniently close to the point of the beach where we chose to make our entry. A wonderfully unexpected surprise.

There are two detailed postings at Darkerview.com: “Diving the Old Kona Airport” and “Diving with the……


Go Diving with Us…

A collection of our photographs and video clips to take you diving…
at least a virtual experience:

On The Reef from Andrew Cooper on Vimeo.

Exploring the reefs of the Island of Hawai'i. A small sample of the creatures that inhabit a fascinating ecosystem. A little video, still photos and some appropriate music to complete the scene.

This is a substantial revision of an older version, now in full HD and with new photographic material.

This post was updated on July 6, 2016 😉


The rescue and release of an unexpected hitchhiker…

For those with concerns of what became of our…errrr…Cliff’s unexpected hitchhiker, here’s the rest of the saga:

Background Information: On March 27, Cliff Livermore brought his 24″ newly refinished Dobsonian telescope to the VIS at 9200 feet to use while participating in the 2009 Messier Marathon. (Refer to the postings on A Darker View, Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station (the VIS) and my blog right here, Gadget Gypsy, for more in depth details of the whole 2009 Messier Marathon event at the VIS). Cliff is one of several of us who brought our telescopes for this marathon; but his was the only one that……