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  • Moonset over the Pacific

    sometimes you just have to be lucky -- like this time. My room reservation bounced and I had to find a new place to stay for the night and found this nice B7B. And it had a great view of the ocean and I arrived just in time for the sunset. Later I setup…

  • Mt Kilauea Volcano vs The Clouds

    An epic battle -- and clouds win. Later I learned, there often is a window of clear sky during the night. Even when it is cloudy at sunset, by 10...11pm the clouds have settled due to the cold air. Depending on the weather over the ocean, you can have a c…

  • Night Sky above Mt. Kilauea Volcano

    It turns out, even in the rain forest, there are short breaks in the clouds. This was shot at around 4:00am in the morning. But this didn't last long as you can see on the other photo : ipernity.com/doc/stargazer95050/47653204 . They were shot within a f…


  • Mt. Kilauea Volcano at night

    After the eruption in the summer of this year, all volcanic activity in and around Kilauea has stopped. There had been a firely lake of molten lava -- that's gone as lava had poured into the ocean a dozen miles away. The only activity left currently are…

  • B&B in the Rain Forrest

    Since it is in the RAIN forrest, it is no surprise that it is cloudy and drizzeling. No stars visible here tonight And the rain brings out those invasive & very noisy coqui frogs. www.pbs.org/newshour/science/grab-earplu gs-invasive-coqui-frogs-gain-fo…

  • Bed & Breakfast -- Stars & Moonset inluded

    This was one really lucky find. Got my private porch with an unobstructed view to the west of the ocean with sunset & moonset included. All at a real good price with an excellent breakfast. Weather was slightly overcast but cleared up nicely. Timelapse…


  • Breakfast with little green Man

    You know you're not in Kansas anymore when little green creatures walk onto your Breakfast table. And this one didn't even wash his feet. In case you wondered, currently I'm roaming around on the big island of Hawaii And these little green geckos not onl…

  • Guess Where Breakfast

    A healthy breakfast with LOCALLY GROWN Papaya, Banana & Pineapple. They also locally grow coffee -- but I think the one they served was regular supermarket coffee. Any ideas ? It is too warm for Iceland, and too lush & green for California . . IMG 2018…

  • Guess Where ?

    It was time to visit an old friend -- the Milky Way.. And I was in luck, -- No moonlight would obstruct the view. But WHERE did we meet ? If you go out at night in winter, the core of the galaxy is hidden below the horizon. PS : this reddish ground is f…


  • VANLIFE - XXL-storage

    In addition to the extra tall room below the bed, this configuration has an extra large room at the end and this can fit the large telescope tubes. Or other bulky packages. This setup "requires" the added bedframe -- without it, the mattress might slump a…

  • VANLIFE -- adding storage

    After upgrading the floor, it was time to reconsider the BED & STORAGE design. Typically van-builders use tons of wood ==> building custom storage & cabinets requires power tools, and those structures are heavy. You see an alternative made from a very li…

  • VANLIFE -- Version V1 vs V2

    Looking at the OLD Astro (left) and the NEW one (right). The OLD ASTRO VERSION V1 was my first own DIY attempt at setting up a van for camping and astronomy. And it did a great job. It also was suitable for trips to Burning Man & other roadtrips. As you…


  • VANLIFE -- New Floor

    Breaking up is hard to do -- and so is ripping out the good work others have put into the van. But the original floor was incomplete -- it just covered 1/3. If the bed had been fixed in place with storage beneath, no one would have noticed. But that was n…

  • DIY In-Flight Entertainement

    Airlines cut back all their in-flight services or charge extra -- this is one way to watch a movie and still have your hands free. Maybe add tethered earbuds. If you drop the wireless, it will be cumbersome to find them. AC-outlets often are available w…

  • The last Oktoberfest in the "Bierhaus"

    This weekend was the last they served food -- apparently no more Pretzels. I got toasted baguette instead :-(( Next weekend they have a "going out of business sale". All beer is only $2 . IMG 20180922 FS


  • VANLIFE -- Bike Storage

    Earlier, I had shown the photos of the newly removed cargo walls. That change not only allows to add new containers. It also opens up new possibilities. It is possible to drive the bike as is into the newly available space. If you want to save space, you…

  • VANLIFE -- Big Cuts

    This was a tough decision. Keep the cargo wall which is valuable when you sell the van -- or remove it to make room for more "camper". As you can see, I did decide to make that cut. For comparison, I have placed those walls on the rear bumper to give you…

  • Reminds me of home -- a long time ago

    Eine (Sued)-Deutsche Spezialitaet. Und ueberaschenderweise auch hier in CA. Allerdings nur in einem Laden in Mountain View. Als ich endlich auf der "Autobahn" war, war diese Packung schon leer ... Kein "Reiseproviant" mehr ... . IMG_20180818_bib © C…


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