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... to see a faint glow in the distance which is the lava bank. We then took the saddle road home arriving about 9pm. This island of Hawai'i was created by 7 volcanoes. The largest mountain in the world by volume is Mauna Loa and the tallest mountain in the world as measured from its base on the sea floor to its peak is Maunakea (13,796 ft) ...all here.
... coasts. We drove to the roads end and looked across the northern face of the isalnd at Pololu valley lookout. We drove up to Wailea and back to Kona.
We spent our last day snorkeling in the area where Captain James Cook was killed and had his flesh stripped from his bones in Feb. 1779. There is some controversy related to wether he was eaten or not. Some say the natives only ate his heart as they thought he was a God, but the crew only managed ...
... vents and the sulphur banks where the rock has been stained bright yellow by the sulphur in the volcanic gases. We also took in the lava tree molds this is were the lava had caused the
trees to burn but slowly enough that they left a tree shaped hole showing where ground level was before the eruption, Two of these were worryingly deep. We'd booked dinner at the volcano restaurant, which actually overlooks the active caldera, and once it got dark you could clearly see the ...
... have to be careful with these as the steam is scolding hot so if you're taking a picture next to one and the wind changes direction, it could easily burn your skin if you get caught in a big blast from it.
The walk itself was very good and we learnt a lot. It started off taking us along the rim of the valley giving us a brilliant view down at the lake and across to the volcano which is Kilauea. As we walked through the forest, we discovered a beautiful plant ...
... The lava flows here on the Big Island are always changing. Several years ago, it was only a 15 minute hike to see it flowing. In 2011, no lava was flowing in this area at all. In 2012 it was flowing again, but was nowhere near the ocean. A couple months ago, it finally reached the ocean, which was good news for us! Currently, the lava is about a three-mile hike from the Kalapana side, and about a six-mile hike from inside the National Park. We ...