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... to us. Stuffed, we were back on the bus and back to the Kilauea Lookout, where in the pitch darkness, the crater and clouds above it glowed red from the lava at the bottom of the crater.
All that remained then was to make the long journey home. Cody took a shorter route than the one we had taken in the morning, so after 2 and a half hours of Hawaiian music, to ease us off to sleep, we were back at our hotel at 10.30, and exhausted, fell into ...
... surf and salt spray. We walked along the edge of land, found places to perch and enjoyed the show. Truly a breath of fresh air!
I almost jumped out of my skin - what was this sound behind me? It was pitch black but there was this slightest hint of a silhouette of a..... well, I ...
... coming out.
It was fun climbing over the lava, and we really did take our time and explore, but we eventually hit rainforest again, and made the climb out.
We drove down the Chain Of Craters road towards the South coast, and past different lava flows from as recently as the '80s, stopping occasionally to explore a bit and check out the views. Zac stayed in the car at one spot while Sal and I stood on top off ...
... his home. He was pretty upset, and it was all a bit sad, really, but with all the long days he was pretty tired and sometimes you do just miss home.
Back in the car, and up the goat trail to the highway, we continued down the Belt Road. The road crossed over several "gulches" - small gorges, or large gulleys, and occasionally you could see waterfalls when you looked up the gulch.
This part of the island has quite a few waterfalls, and ...
It was time to clear our palette, like eating some sorbet between meals, and we made our way back to Hawaii Volcano National Park. We walked among the steam vents and cleared out our energy. Sometimes only on a walk like this can one find some solace.