What Makes Hurricane Douglas Unusual.

As of Saturday, July 25, 2020, the state of Hawaii is under a hurricane warning. Hurricane Douglas continues to make its path towards the Hawaiian archipelago. It is predicted to make landfall on Saturday night. What makes this something of note is that Hawaii rarely gets hit by hurricanes. Considering Hawaii’s location in the northern…

Kiritimati/Christmas Island.

Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, gets its name for the day explorer James Cook visited it, Christmas Eve, December 24, 1777. Kiritimati is the Gilbertese translation of Christmas, the language spoken in the Republic of Kiribati. Kiritimati is part of the Republic of Kiribati (Kirtibati has been independent since 1979, a member of the…

Islands In The Tides.

What is a tidal island? Well, it’s an island found in the tides. Simple, right? Well, there is a little more to it than that. A tidal island is a landform connected to a larger piece of land by some kind of bridge, man-made or natural. When high tide takes place, that natural or man-made…