12.12.12

It was a definite “had to be there” moment

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At 4am on the 12.12.12 we threw ourselves in the car and headed for the 10,000ft summit of the Haleakala volcano.

Now, I know you’ve seen a sunrise before, but this was literally the “dawn of something special”. Being 12.12.12, the event of sunrise attracted your typical tourist (notably one hysterical chinese woman) but also some chanting Hawaiians, a guy with a tibetan drum and the type of people who just like to put their hands up whenever it gets a bit spiritually goose-bumpy.

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It was beyond-words amazing.
And beyond-words freezing.
The kind of sunrise that only pilots and god would get to see on a regular basis.

Below is a 2-min video of sunrise that someone else has captured.
You get the idea. Pretty spectacular.
It’s all about the clouds, man.
 

haleakela-sunrise

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And then the doorway opened…

Was it the 12.12.12 magic that opened up the doorway into another dimension? A simple glance behind us revealed a sight that neither of us had ever seen before – a white rainbow. Captured here on 16 seconds of film!
 

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Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

 
…and of course what is the point of a Volcano Summit trip without the obligatory jumping in mid-air photo?!
 
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Tell 'em Stories Travel Blog by Nemdara World Travel Backpackers Hiker Dara Nemara Adventure Holiday Trip

  • http://www.facebook.com/bree.donnelly.3 Bree Donnelly

    What an amazing experience to be apart of…the rolling clouds in the video are unbelieveable.