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  • Kaonohi
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    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Dramatic newly seen Japanese footage http://www.youtube.com/user/saitoart.../0/8vZR0Rq1Rfw
    Frightening video.

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  • Ron Whitfield
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    Dramatic newly seen Japanese footage http://www.youtube.com/user/saitoart.../0/8vZR0Rq1Rfw

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  • LikaNui
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    I had a great lunch at La Mariana Sailing Club today; there's a post about that in the What's For Lunch thread.
    I checked out as much of Keehi Harbor as I could. Sorry I didn't have my camera with me.
    In front of La Mariana, there are just very short sections of docks left. Farther out in the bay there are various sections of docks that must be anchored, some with 6 to 10 boats tied into the slips. Out in the middle of the bay!
    More toward the ocean, American Marine barges are still cleaning up the mess. Several areas only have the concrete pilings left, and the wooden docks are entirely missing. A few of the docks look pretty good. One of those must be where MM's transpacific ride is tied up, but I didn't have that info with me at the time; I've seen his post above and will check the boat out next time.
    If you're down around Sand Island, eat/drink at La Mariana then explore the tsunami damage.

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  • Kaonohi
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    Originally posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Those ABC before/after transitions are most dramatic - more so than anything else I have seen. Nothing else, not even on-site videos, brought home the extent of the devastation.
    I was as surprised by what had been spared in the middle of the destruction as I was what had been wiped off the face of the Earth.
    I have a new empathy for the Japanese people. Numbers did not do it, dramatic videos didn't do it. This does it.

    I remember my HS Chemistry teacher saying that "Water is the Universal solvent." I'm not sure this is what he meant, but it sure hit home.

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  • Ron Whitfield
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    Dramatic before/after pix http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/ja...eforeafter.htm

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  • LikaNui
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    Info from Oceanic Cable that digital channel 678 will be showing constant news of the earthquake/tsunami in Japan through March 31.

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  • LikaNui
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    Thanks, MM. That answers my question from this thread and from the other one. Obviously you guys are very lucky that you boat slip survived! You must live right.

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  • Menehune Man
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    Here's a youtube of Keehi Marine Center and that only the A & B docks are left!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4iwiJyp1_M

    Again... Don's is #B7.

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  • Menehune Man
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    Originally posted by LikaNui View Post
    I imagine you saw all that damage in Santa Cruz harbor, right? Not sure if you ever had your boat in there, but I did some racing out of there back in the day. Very small harbor with a very narrow entrance that silts up quite often, so the size and shape of that harbor helped yesterday's surges do all that damage.
    With all the damage to harbors here, I wonder what MenehuneMan and his friend are going to do when they arrive after their crossing from California. Keehi Lagoon, where they're headed, got destroyed pretty bad so I wonder where they'll put the boat. The slip they'd planned on using is toast.
    We were somewhere's out there when the tsunami must have gone under us, though never felt it and thought people were joking at first when our phones did work again in Hilo!

    Luckily for Don... his slip #B7 at Keehi Marine center actually survived the event. He and Brice are staying on the big island for a week to make repairs and enjoy the island. Another friend is flying in from the mainland to complete the sail to Oahu with them. I've been properly and honorably relieved of duty aboard Kolohe till future sails! It's all good.

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  • tutusue
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    Great video, Tim. Just saw on the news tonight that Kona Village Resort lost at least 20 hales and is closed indefinitely awaiting surveys.

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  • timkona
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X08M...=youtube_gdata

    Here is the video I shot of Honokohau and Keauhou Bay. Good stuff.

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  • LikaNui
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    Here's a 6-minute video of incredible surges hitting Santa Cruz Harbor in Northern California last Friday.
    About halfway through, watch for the idiot who'd gone down onto the docks and almost got washed away. Darned lucky he's still alive.

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  • LikaNui
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    Several good tsunami followup stories in today's paper.
    One of them is about damage to the harbors, and notes that 67 boats from Keehi Lagoon are still missing. 67 boats... missing!

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  • Ron Whitfield
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    Originally posted by LikaNui View Post
    the new docks were well designed and well installed.
    One story out at Haleiwa Hbr. was the new tsunami proof pier went bye-bye while the old concrete pier is fine. Ahh, the costs and mindset of modern improvements...

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  • MyopicJoe
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    Originally posted by KeleiGrrrl View Post
    Here's a link to some photos of the devastation in Japan.
    Dramatic images / presentation. Thanks for the link.


    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    Everyone who was out there deserves a Darwin Award. And to take a small child out like that is child neglect. Unbelievable.
    Yup. They all go out so they can see something "once in a lifetime". Hopefully it's not a wall of water.

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