swimming in volcanoes

Today was my first day at an advanced imaging course at Marine Biology Laboratory at Woods Hole Massachusetts – the main reason I came out to the US. The days run from 8am to midnight.. so I doubt I will be writing much while I'm here.

The past days spent in Seattle were fortunate to have amazing weather so I took the chance to hike around crescent lake and up into the ridges overlooking mount olympus.

Clear skies made for some breathtaking views right over the mountains.

We didn’t spot any elk but a few black tail deer lingered by the roadside on our way up. We even got a clear view of Mount Rainier… a massive, active volcano due for an explosive city destroying eruption anytime now.

There are a carefree few who actually climb Mount Rainier

with scuba gear

enter through the steam vents

and then descend

back down into the volcano to explore the lake inside. 

 skylights illuminate the original (now underground) sidewalks of Seattle

skylights illuminate the original (now underground) sidewalks of Seattle

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mount Rainier // this is not a cloud