Sailing from Hilo to Kona we passed lava!
Molten rock, glowing in the dark. It was later and dark out very hard to get a picture but it was really amazing to see. I tried to take pictures and finally got a few but the pictures do not do it justice. In fact unless told what it is you wouldn’t know from the picture I don’t have a telephoto lens but I’m still happy I got a picture to remember it.
After getting a picture I just enjoyed the view and kept squealing LAVA, IT’S LAVA!
Doesn’t take much to amuse me.
At Volcano National Park we go to walk through a lave tube which was pretty cool. The lights in the tube give it a weird red glow and there is silvery moss as well that didn’t come out well in the pictures.
What is a lave tube? Wikipedia explains it better than I can Lave Tube.
It was fun to walk through and I couldn’t decide whether is was very hobbit like or dune like it was a very curious atmosphere.
Entrance to the lava tube:
Walls in the lava tube:
People wandering through:
There are more than volcanos at Volcano National Park, the scenery is gorgeous. The plants are lush and then you turn around and it’s more barren.
It’s almost like apocalypse, no apocalypse, apocalypse….
It’s really the contrasting colours that I love even on the walkway:
The picture is a little blurry from steam coming up through a vent in the ground:
Without the steam:
Beautiful foliage (I just wanted to use that word):
It’s wonderful place and tomorrow the lava tube!
Our next stop on the cruise was Hilo. It was rainy but still warm out.
Mom and I headed out to Rainbow Falls, they are beautiful. Remembering to be patient and wait for Mom was easier in the beautiful surroundings. We were getting along really well and it turned out to be one of the best days we had. Even though it was raining. The tour allowed us plenty of time at the falls to wander around and take pictures before taking us to Volcano National Park.
Here are the falls: