Friday, May 18, 2018

Big Island Memories


Kilauea Crater from 10,000'. Note the lava visible through the vent.
Taken during an aerial tour of the Island of Hawai'i, September, 2008.
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Same flight. Stark view of where the Lava field ends and the dirt begins.
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If you clickabiggin this, you'll see a house and a car in the lava.
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Looks dramatic, far less dramatic than conditions right now...
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One of the vents (at least one) lets out right in the sea. Very dramatic.
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The lava field, close up. Life persists .
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A less dramatic view.
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Even in 2010, there was a section of highway that was closed, you could enter during the day, but after sundown the entrance was shut off. Great view of active vents at the time. Far enough back that stabilizing the typical handheld camera (or cellphone) was a challenge.
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And as the sun slowly sinks in the west...
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Humuhumu...a little fish with a big name. Now you do know what the name means, right?

Those are some wonderful pictures. And the songs made me homesick.

Thank you for posting.

D.W. Drang said...

Humu humu nuku nuku apua'a.

It was years before I could say it without singing it. :-)

Ditto Kealakekua.

Old NFO said...

Great pics, and yes, mother nature is winning!

NotClauswitz said...

The Big Island is where we got married, and got our first RX dive-masks - and we have local friends living up in the north end at the end of the road. Saw a lot of Humuhumus out snorkeling, and tiny purple fishes that ran laughing through my fingers...