Volcano Hale (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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... a close eye on the forecast as it's supposed to rain in the next day or two as well - but we're hoping for clear skies by Thursday.
Our first day in Hawaii was busy but incredible. Being here is like being on another planet. Black volcanic rock is everywhere, and it makes you realize just how violent and volatile this island actually is. Fun tidbit - 8 of the 13 climate zones exist here. I can't wait to explore more of them!
Today was a helicopter flight over the active volcano, Kilauea where it has made a side vent for the exit of lava. This vent is called Pu'u 'O'o Eruption. The flight was approx. 50 minutes and we saw the smoke from the lava moving through the trees burning them when the fall. There was a lot of smoke coming from the crater too. Unfortunately, the weather was not that kind to us ...
... volcano, Rainbow falls, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts Factory, macadamia nut farms, the coast, etc. The ride was amazing! Oh I forgot – doors off the chopper! Additional music in my headset – Johnny Cash’s Burning Ring of Fire as we went over the lava and volcano and then “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” as we flew over the waterfalls.
After we landed, took our pictures, we headed south to Hawaii’s ...
... vents, we continued our way along the Crater Rim to visit the Jaggar Museum, which provides the best view into the caldera. It was pretty awesome to see the continuous smoke rising from the active volcano, but we were a little bit disappointed that there would be no lava flow for us to see.
After taking photos of the caldera and hanging out at the museum for awhile, we decided to follow the trail to the Kilauea Iki Crater, which ...
There’s a drought here in Hawaii. This area on the Hamukua Coast is known for its waterfalls. The one in Waipi’o Valley is dry as are many others. So we alter our plans of exploring waterfalls to go to Laupahoehoe Point that has ocean waves crashing into rock formations along the coast! Wow! If I had any cobwebs in my brain they would be cleared out. Think 25-35 mph ...