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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Spouting Horn

The Spouting Horn is at the end of the road in Poipu. It is close by and I have gone there many times in different light to photograph it. When the waves come in under a lava shelf they force water up through a hole in the shelf. In addition there are several smaller holes where air rushing out make strange moaning sounds. The large hole in the same lava shelf shown in the lower photo was once a blow hole that sent a seaplume 200 feet high. In the 1920's the local sugar company manager had his worker drop explosives in it to widen it because the salt spray was stunting sugar cane in the nearby field.

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