Feel the Power

By: leelefever on January 5, 2006 - 7:42pm

I just had to share this photo from Kaena Point.  Despite having our car broken into, the waves and scenery were amazing.  The waves have such power that they give me goosebumps...

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Microbiology Memories on Sunset Beach

By: sachilefever on January 4, 2006 - 7:25pm

We listened to the waves of Sunset Beach and sat under the sun this afternoon. After a few minutes of feeling the warmth Lee was snapping shots of the waves, but my mind started focusing on Thymine Dimers.


My memory of Microbiology classes reminded me that when certain UV rays are absorbed by your DNA, two Thymine components in your DNA can be fused together (a Thymine Dimer) which can cause mutations in new proteins. Most of these mutations aren't bad. But sometimes laying in the sun too long can lead to very bad things.


I think about it every time I relax in the sun. And in a few days we're heading to countries with much higher levels of UV radiation!


Yes, Lee laughs and calls me a huge nerd.
Ahh, where the mind will wander when it's allowed to relax. 

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Da North Shore of Oahu, Brah

By: leelefever on January 4, 2006 - 6:33pm

Every time we come to Hawaii, I always try to get out to the North Shore.  It's partly the fact that it's a very cool place, with some of the best and biggest surf in the world, plus, it's just a naturally beautiful sight to see.  I can sit and watch big waves crash all day.  There is a very big part of me that wants to be out there surfing, but that would surely be a trip-ender at this point.  I don't claim surfing skillz, at that level anyway.



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