Saturday, August 14, 2010

Episode 10

Episode 10
Rex Ibama is looking for Thom Robinson, a wonderful friend of a blogger who hosts Thom's Place 4 Well Whatever and lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Ibama Twins are in Hawaii seeing the sights. Across the way from the Ibamas' hotel is Diamondhead, The most famous volcanic crater in the world, located on the South-east Coast of O'ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally named Laeahi by the ancient Hawaiians. The name meant "brow of the tuna" and looking at the silhouette of the crater from Waikiki, you can see the resemblance.
 The current name was given to the crater by British sailors in the 1800's. When they first saw the crater at a great distance, the calcite crystals in the lava rock appeared to glimmer in the sunlight. The sailors mistakenly thought there must be diamonds in the soil.  

Diamond Head is a crater that has been extinct for 150,000 years. The crater is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760-foot summit. When the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898, harbor defense became a main responsibility. One of the major defense forts, Fort Ruger, occupied the Diamond Head Crater. A battery of canons was located within the crater providing complete concealment and protection from invading enemies.

An observation deck was constructed at the summit in 1910 to provide target sighting and a four level underground complex was built within the walls of the crater as a command post. A 580-foot tunnel was dug through the crater wall to provide easier access to the Fort.

Hey Thom, come by and visit.

1 comment:

  1. WOOT!!! I met Max and Rex and took them to lunch to have an official plate lunch at Rainbow Drive-In. They both enjoyed the mixed plate to sample it all. Those two are a hoot :) They wouldn't tell me where they are off to next but assured me it would be exciting. Thanks for the shout out!!! :) Enjoying their travels.

    Mary: For your info. When I click on your main site for See the adventures of the Ibama Twins it takes me to Page Not Found :(

    Have a great Saturday :)