Looks like we weren't the only idiots up at Banzai.
From TYPHOON MELOR, BEFORE AND AFTER
Brad faces the storm. He got plastered by water just a few seconds before I took this photo.
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Look closely at this photo. The next one was taken from about this same place the next day.
What a difference a day makes! The waters were still somewhat rougher than usual, but compared with the previous day (when the preceding photos were taken), it seemed quite calm!
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The railing you saw in the previous shots is where you see the monuments at the top of the cliff. I walked down the trail a ways to get this shot. Yep, still a little rougher than usual.