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It’s been almost a year since I last posted. Oh, how time has escaped me.
I’ll be updating this blog more often now. Could I make it up to you if I showed beautiful photos of Oahu and Kauai?
Well then… we’ve struck a deal.
Perhaps the most intriguing and resplendent tree specimen in Oahu.
A coastline cemented in my memory.
Hanalei Bay, settling into the afternoon.
A mountain/beach fusion.
Waimea Canyon in Kauai, drenched in dryness and mist.
The Na Pali coast.
Innumerable shells, posing as sand.
An onlooker’s attention — broken.
Photos copyright M. English/2012
It’s summertime, and alas, I’m barely finding time to post.
I did, however, scrape up time to ride the No. 2 coaster in the world while visiting family in Ohio.
Watch my video below.
And here’s a rider’s POV (courtesy Cedar Point):
Top Thrill Dragster, a coaster that seems to defy physics, caught me entirely off guard while visiting Cedar Point amusement park. The No. 1 coaster in the world, according to almighty Wikipedia, is the same type of ride (called a “strata coaster”), but it’s 36 feet taller. Top Thrill Dragster is more than 400 feet high, though.
Photos by Andrew 94/Flickr.com
Oh yeah, did I mention it blasts off at 120 miles per hour?
I heard about it getting stuck and flying down the tracks backwards after I conquered it and left the park (Thank goodness!). I’m “thrilled” I didn’t get metal shavings whipped in my face either. Ouch.
It was a great time anyway. Happy summer.