Volcanos & VOG
Trip Start Apr 06, 2011
12Trip End Apr 17, 2011
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First stop was Rainbow Falls, which were very pretty, then off to the macadamia farm, then on to a black sand beach, where we walked on the lava flow from I think she said 2003 or 2005? where the lava was the bus driver was telling us she used to go swimming, but when the lava flowed it filled up that particular spot 40 to 50 feet deep in places, and it goes out quite a way, took us about 15 minutes to walk right out where only a few years ago was ocean!
Then off to Volcano national park and the Jagger Museum which sits on top of the volcano - lava flowing about 650 feet underground at that point. Couldn't see a lot as there was Vog everywhere, (no I didn't make a spelling mistake, it is vog not fog)
Then off to the Thurston lava tube, which because of the vog this along with walking on the lava flow was probably the highlight of the day.
We finish our day with a trip to an Orchid nursery, where they had an orchid worth $20,000 USD, and they have actually sold one this year!
Flying home tomorrow - it has been a good trip
volcano- unfortunately we did not get to see inside to volcano which was up setting but their is always next time, we caught a tiny little plane over their which scared me,rainbow waterfall was stunning, we got to walk on lava flow which was amazing it went out to black sand beach which when u were walking tou could hear this loud roar of the waves they are so strong and because it have rocks from lava flow it was even louder. the lunch we has was soooyummy!!!we then went to the volcano where we seen nothing i got out of the bus and felt like needle were piercing my skin it was freezing, then we went down and walked through the lava tube which it huge
More sleeping on the plane lol. I think the night before Eb & I went to the bar downstairs from the hotel - COCKTAILS :)
Although Eb only needed two hahaha
Talk about a difference in temperature, It was soo hot at black rock beach & awesome, I couldnt beleive how loud it was! Then at the volcano, it was absolutely freezing!! Such a bummer we couldnt see anything, but noone can predict the weather of course
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