Big Island Adventure Travel Photo Blog #2
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
I hope you have had a wonderful week and are staying happy & healthy re the constantly changing Coronovirus situation. Strange days indeed.
On a happier note, here is the second photo blog from my recent visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. I count my lucky stars how blessed I am that I’m able to travel.
And speaking of stars 🙂 the photo of me at the top of this blog was taken at the mid-way point (Visitor Centre) on Maunakea – one of the best places on the planet to view the stars. It was absolutely amazing…and the sunset was pretty incredible, too!
Here are some more snaps from the Big Island:
I spent a day hiking and touring around at Volcanoes National Park…wow!
If you’re interested, here is an excellent short video by the U.S. Geological Survey showing the 2018 eruption.
Here are two shots of the aftermath of that eruption:
This is the new post lava flow landscape where “Four Corners” used to be (intersection of 4 roads near Kapoho, south of Hilo)…where you see the cars is a brand new road:
You may wish to zoom in on this photo…or not 🙂
Then we buckled down and got some work done!
I love this photo (except for the goofy look on my face) of me reading the most recent version of my God’s Country screenplay out loud to Nina (she loved it!) underneath a large framed painting of Nell Shipman:
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may recall that I have been working on the God’s Country project for quite some time now (15 years).
Nell Shipman was a Canadian-born silent screen star and pioneer female filmmaker. She was also an early advocate for the fair treatment of animals in film. Nina is Nell Shipman’s granddaughter – and over the years of working together, we have become friends. As a writer, it is a tremendous honour to be able to work closely with the descendants of one’s subject matter.
“Overnight success is almost always a myth. Half of this industry is luck, and half is refusal to quit.”
– Victoria Schwab
If you’re planning a trip to the Big Island, I highly recommend the Lonely Planet guidebook, “Hawai’i, the Big Island.”
Mahalo & take care!
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Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.