|NOT my pic|
I'm pretty sure that I've never in my life been this high above sea level. But I'm prepared. I have 2 cameras with almost empty memory chips and I have 2 batteries for one of them. Where is my oxygen mask? Where is my hot chocolate? It is -1 C up here with a 30 km/h wind. I can't believe I escaped to a tropical paradise and then paid money to freeze my Axx off again!
|Gemini North (Not my picture)|
|The proposed 30 m telescope (TMT; not my picture)|
The construction site would be comparable to the one at Giza about 4600 years ago. But while in Giza the materials had to be shipped to a construction site 10 kms from the Nile, on Mauna Kea, the construction materials would have to be transported to an elevation above sea level of 4200 meters !
But let's start at the beginning. A wee (but 4x4) bus picks me up at 'Buns in the Sun Bakery' in Kona.
Look for the continuation in "The View from the top" following soon
(you don't want to miss all this, do you? )