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Slept great,woke at 6.30,considered getting up and going to gym but nah,back to sleep for an hour till 7.30 then up and showered then into breaky buffet at te Aloha cafe,****in hectic in there,people everywhere so just toast and my vegemite. Off to tour today, volcanoes,and rainbow Falls and black sand beach,9.30-2.30. Went to meet tour person and it was thru Green Tours,only had 7 people but 4 staff, 2 were training,we went to see black sand beach and then onto Rainbow Falls ( that ...
... boat trip as lots of people had walked to the area and were all stood on the cliff top looking down at a distance to avoid the fumes. The captain was brilliant and we were so close we could all feel the heat and smell the fumes. There were 2 different flows, one being a gentle flow dripping into the sea whereas the other one was literally pouring. We couldn't believe it was flowing so quickly. It really backed up what we'd seen from the lava tubes as this was what this was, ...
... people were getting to see the lava coming up along with the smoke :)
Our hike out was mostly uneventful, through the trees and mainly downhill. Some lava flows covered with reticulite though which was very cool :)
Close to Chain of Craters road we came across some old sections of road partly covered in lava!! It was very cool post-apacylptic -but in a way reminded me of Uranium City!!
When we ...
... lava hike, the flow wasn't so heavy, and in the last two weeks it has picked up incredibly and we had heard that there were numerous lines of it heading for the sea. There were a few places left on a January 3rd trip - leaving Kalani at 5am to meet the boat to head out along the coast line. It was made even more special since I had been spending lots of time with a great guy, Ismael who was visiting Kalani as a guest, so I invited him to ...
... and do as well). We then took off on a 4WD adventure down a 2.5 mile trail leading to a green sand beach. The color comes from semi-precious olivine crystals that have been eroded from the surrounding cliffs. It took about 30 min to pick our way down the trail that was littered partly with sharp lava rock and partly sand but all was very uneven with various routes ...
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