This week’s challenge is all about forces of nature, so I thought I’d focus on something common, but overlooked: Oxidation. Rust forms when iron comes into contact with things like water and oxygen, and even more so with salt water. This chemical reaction happens everywhere, perhaps most famously with the Statue of Liberty; it was made of copper, but years of ocean weather gave its surface a blue/green patina. If you want something a little more local, try finding an old nail…like this one on my back porch. Large version available here.
Malama Keanae is an absolutely stunning detour along the Road To Hana. Dazzling blue waters, ancient lava flows, and dense vegetation everywhere. If you bring your lunch along for the ride, this is a great place to stop. If you park right by the entrance to area, you’ll probably notice an old dock amidst the natural splendor…along with this rusty relic of a bygone era.