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This is a panorama of the coast just before you get to Pahala off of Route 11 on the Big Island of Hawaii. I arrived in Kona the night before and and drove from Kona to Pahala to meet a colleague in Pahala to wrap a Varroa Control Experiment in a Macademia Orchard. I had stopped to write in my journal because I had a...
Carl Anton Larson established Grytviken as the first whaling station on South Georgia in 1904. It was a wise choice for such an enterprise because there was a remarkable abundance of whales in the waters around South Georgia. Harvesting was profitable with whales rendered into oil for foods, cosmetics, medicines and ch...