Hawaii 2015

In search of lava on the Big Island

WaikikiHale PohakuStars and lavaHalema’uma’uMilky Way over the calderaLong MountainMauna Kea climbTallest mountain in the worldKa LaeKealakekua BayFlight over the volcanoKilauea IkiPu’u O’oEating the forestPahoaThe Hell ItchThunderstorms over Nicaragua

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Pahoa

Sunday, August 16th 2015

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After the helicopter flight, I had a few hours before my flight back to Honolulu. I drove to Pahoa, which had seemed to be on the verge of being wiped out in February, when a new lava flow from Pu'u O'o headed towards the town. But they had a lucky escape - the flow stopped on the very edge of town. I drove out to the recycling station, half a mile from the town centre, where the lava had finally stopped.

This video shows the flow when it was active. About four and a half minutes in there's a view of what it looked like from where I stood six months later.

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