Kulana Artist Sanctuary
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... where lava comes up to the surface and oozes around until it hardens. Looking down, we saw several spots glowing red-hot in the middle of black-grey lava. Our last view of lava was a large lava cone (Pu'u O 'o Crater) filled with more bright red-orange lava. This is the lava source for the surface flows and ocean entry we had just seen. We then turned around and flew back over the old lava flows, rainforest, and suburbs on our way to the ...
... When we reached the area....we saw no signs what-so-ever pointing to this beach. We asked the Hawaiian men in their 4x4's waiting for tourists but they were unhelpful....likely wanting us to give up and use their services. One man pointed to a small sign in the distance and told us to make a left at the sign. OK..........let's do this. Within 30 seconds....we knew that this was going to be an incredibly difficult feat. There is NO road. Huge rocks and boulders everywhere. ...
... about volcanoes in general and about Kilauea's specifically. While there is a crater and caldron on the top of the volcano, two giant rifts (like large raised ridges) are where the real action takes place. The hot magma flowing underneath these rifts bust through the earth causing lava flows. The current eruption, which started in 1982 and continues today has produced nearly 510 acres of new land. It has also destroyed many homes and ...
... against the plantations and national park. We went into a cave that was created by the lava and the floor of the cave was just cooled lava, which was exactly how it looked. Very cool.
We ended the day at the beach. The sand is black from the ash, which was neat. All around nice day and a great way to end our Hawaii portion of the trip. Sadly we leave today. Back on the boat for a long trip ...
... 8217;t take long before we were able to splash through the Hilo harbor puddles and find Mary Lou who was take us around Hilo for the day. Very successfully I might add, as she not only managed to show us large parts of the botanical (wet) side of Hawai’i, but also somehow kept us dry.
First stop was the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, where we went ...
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