Ghosts of Christmas past

The Jurassic Coast and the Exeter traps Our ammonite was dead: to begin with. It hadn’t always been. It was a funny place. In typical English fashion, The Old Vicarage B&B was a mix of comfort and obsolescence. The old manor house had large rooms, and was beautifully decorated. It felt like stepping centuries back…

A Christmas eruption

Kilauea has become a different volcano. For 30 years, the summit was a passive participant in the seemingly ever-lasting Pu’u’O’o eruption. But nothing volcanic lasts forever, and 2018 was the year that proved this. A blockage near (or in) Pu’u’O’o caused the pressure in the rift to increase, the east rift gave way, and magma…

Merry Christmas

The Old Volcano Lonely stands the ancient mountain born in flames in ages past when fiery flows subsumed the cities a turmoiled world of lives outcast Remembrance fades the days of danger Threats retreat, let peace return Rebuilding life in virgin cities No longer may the mountain burn Fields of plenty for the people which…