Nature Notes

October 30, 2014

The Road to Hana-Waianapanapa Blowhole

Filed under: Hawaii,Landscape — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Waianapanapa Blowhole, Maui

Waianapanapa Blowhole, Maui

All of the Hawaiian Islands are entirely made from lava and this is a substance which is conducive to the structure of blowholes. Not only is it readily eroded by sea waves, but it often contains lava tubes. Lava tubes are natural conduits that support the underground flow of lava, and their remnants make for great blowholes.

This blowhole is in the Waianapanapa State Park just before the town of Hana, and it can put on a great display in the right conditions.

Tomorrow will finish our tour of the road to Hana with a wonderful Black Sand Beach.

 

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October 28, 2014

Boy Scout (Rainrock) Covered Bridge, Ohio

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Ohio — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Boy Scout (Rainrock) Covered Bridge, Ohio

Boy Scout (Rainrock) Covered Bridge, Ohio

 

When Built: Not known

Builders: Not known

Description: Originally located a mile south of its current location, in 1976, the bridge was moved to its the present location and rebuilt. It is on private property and permission is required to visit.

This is part of a series on Ohio’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Guide to Ohio Covered Bridges

 

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October 26, 2014

Balaclava Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Filed under: Mill,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Balaclava Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Balaclava Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Built in 1855, at one time it was said to produce a million board feet of lumber per week. It was finally shut down in 1959 and the area is considered a ghost town.

I took the above image in a heavy rainstorm and the flood of turbulent water made me wonder whether the building was finally going to succumb to the elements.
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Ontario's Old Mills


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October 22, 2014

Beaver Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Beaver Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Beaver Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Beaver Falls is on Highway 556, 19.6 km north of Highway 17. It is just to the right side of the road but not easy to see. If you drive slowly and listen, you should find it. It is a small falls but surrounded by dense foliage, it seems to burst from the forest.

GPS Location: N 46° 44.356′ W 84° 08.015′

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Beaver Falls: Ontario Waterfalls
Beaver Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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October 20, 2014

Enslow Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Pennsylvania — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Enslow Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Enslow Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 1904

Builders: Not known

Description: The 1997 repairs were needed after damage was done by Hurricane Frane in 1996. As of 2014, it had been freshly painted, the work was done with the aid of members of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania.

Enslow Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Enslow Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Pennsyvania Coming Soon

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October 18, 2014

October 16, 2014

Fergus Cascade: Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Fergus Cascade:Ontario Waterfalls

Fergus Cascade:Ontario Waterfalls

More of a rapids than a full blown waterfall, it is made up by the surroundings which include the historic Beatty Mill on one bank. Found in downtown Fergus, Ontario.

GPS Location: N 43º 42.298′ W 80º 22.521′

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Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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October 15, 2014

The Road to Hana

Filed under: Hawaii,Landscape — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
The road to Hana

The road to Hana

If you ever visit the Island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands, you will have the opportunity to travel one of the the greatest scenic routes in the world, the Hana highway which goes from east of Kahului near the center of Maui to the Town of Hana, about 50 miles in all.

The road travels the eastern coast in an area of sheer cliffs and gorgeous forest. Since it faces the trade winds, it receives a high level of annual rainfall, and has a large number of fabulous waterfalls, as well as providing the common sight of rainbows. You will also be likely to experience some beautiful sunshine as well, as the clouds of rain can quickly pass. In the center of the image above, you can see a line rainclouds on the horizon while the sun shines brightly.

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