I enjoyed the sunset that night immensely. There were all kinds of things going on, in the sky and over the water. The optical effects of a setting sun are always interesting of course. The distortion almost looked like a bomb blast. Or a light bulb...
The sun sank below the horizon and the clouds briefly turned orange and pink. We headed back to camp up in the canyon.
Volcano. Tommie Lee Jones played a gruff but lovable emergency services director, and Anne Hecht played the geologist with the heart of gold. The volcano sucked (literally it sucked: Anne's friend in the movie got sucked down a hole into the lava). There were earthquakes, there were exploding buildings, there were lost children, and melting people.
interactive geologic map of California from the California Geological Survey (clue: most of the volcanic rocks on the map are pink or orange...).
|Is the coast really toast, or is it already toasted?|