And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Islas Columbretes, SpainReplyDelete
Looks like 9th century Nordic weapon of war.ReplyDelete
Molokini is like that too, only smaller, about a mile off the coast from Maui.ReplyDelete
The cone is filled in to maybe 40-50' deep, and you can see clear as a bell to the bottom across the whole thing.
But for a never-to-be-forgotten moment, you paddle over to the missing rim, which drops off to 4000' depth, all the way to Molokai, and thence all the way to Australia.
At first, it's cool looking down to the ocean where it becomes impenetrable blackness.
Until you think about what's down there out of sight, looking up at your happy @$$, floating on the surface in the bright sunlight.
And then you rapidly kick your way back to the shallow end of the pool, before something you'd rather not see comes rocketing up from the depths looking for a snack, as you realize where you are on the food chain.