Monday, May 7, 2012


      My camera has a panorama feature that captures close to 180 degrees. It takes 20 images in strips and stitches them together in the camera. Depressing the shutter, then sweeping the landscape by turning the camera created these images. The following are panoramas from this last year starting with American Samoa and ending up in Molokai. The camera is a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1, which is not the latest version, but then neither am I. Sadie's Hotels in Pago Pago sells beautiful wide postcards from several of these images.

American Samoa

Fatu ma Futi
Beach fales, Utelei
Pago Pago Harbor from Mt. Alava
Pola Island
Vaitogi fale
scattered showers, which is why Tutuila is so green!
 Sailing San Diego to La Paz, Baja, Mexico

Si Bon on the high seas
Bahia de los Muertos
Cemetery, Turtle Bay
leaving Ballandra Bay
dry lake, Los Frailes
anchorage at Los Frailes
sunset near La Paz
calm overnight passage
Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai, Hawaii
Kalaupapa lighthouse
outskirts of town
one of 26 switchbacks on the cliff trail
backside Molokai from Kalawao
Kalaupapa peninsula in the background
Siloama Church, Kalawao
St. Damien's grave next to St. Philomena
St. Philomena Church, Kalawao
view of the Kalaupapa peninsula from the top of the lighthouse
topside Molokai scenes
rain forest road
boardwalk lookout
Humpback whale offshore Molokai
Maunaloa rodeo
empty stadium
a year without rain
hiking above the tree line
deer country, far above Kaunakakai
wild deer
Thanks for looking. The wild places, the open ocean, trails not often traversed pull me to them. Six weeks ago I was having trouble catching my breath so I quit smoking and started hiking daily. Last week I was able to walk nine miles to the top of the mountain and back. Every sore muscle, every inch of sunburn and every stumble has been worth it. I hike with a friend or I might not make myself go. We are both over fifty and were out of shape when we started and now, we run part of the trail. Life is great! Thank you Sherry!!