Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

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Behind us is lava flowing into the ocean from the great Mt Kilauea. This place is Kalapana lava flow in Pahoa.
Behind us is the Volcano, Mt Kilauea, the most active volcano in the intire world. Look at the streams of smoke, that goes straight to the ocean underneath the dried hardened lava. 

A little traffic on our way to Hilo, road repairs. 
Stopped by at Sweet Sugar Cane Cafe, organic and local food. Yumm Poi, sauerkraut, and fresh avocado.
Reminds me of San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines where I grew up... So organic...
We arrive at the fork, these interesting locals gave us fresh coconut juice, coconut sprouts, star apple fruit... Hmmm taste like my childhood

Fresh coconut juice
Coconut sprout

For free, D gave them 4$
And star apple fruit that my brothers and I ate when we were kids, I cried when I saw this fo I have not seen them in over 20 years. 

Super nice guys renting out bikes and driving us via shuttle/ dune cars, cutting our 4.5miles hike to 1.5 miles
Jerry the nicest guy who drove us to start our hike to the lava flow. He picked us up and dropped us off back to our car after our adventure. We asked himif he was ready for Jesus for He is coming we said. We prayed for him to live for Jesus for the rest of his life. 

Bike or walk
Start of our 1.5 miles journey
Sunset behind us and the steam from the lava flow into the ocean 
You can go straight follow the road or turn right follow other guides (risky though) to see live lava hot hot hot on your feet, legs...
We turned right of course. We followed the local half-Japanese tour guide for free . He was leading a group of Japanese nice people so we trekked along with them. 
Trekking through dry cool lava, we found treasures- bones of dead animal. My friend took the jaw bone and I took the lumbar L1 bone...hahaha. We left the jaw bone in the hotel...We could not stop laughing thinking how people will think we are wierdos with the bones, corals, and the coconut sprout in our car...

Until we started stepping on hot hot lava and underneath is live lava flowing. 

If you are on slippers/footsie thingies- not a good idea walking on top of live lava, lava will bounce you back but it will burn anything it touches  so we went back towards the road and ocean 
You see an occasional red sparkling and that is lava flowing. 

Mount Kilaue steaming behind us and the lava flow in the middle that we were trekking earlier. 
Steam plume- "Laze" from the lava flowing into the ocean

Worth it. 

This is where we were the nice lady said. They gave us bottled water, flash light and ride- pretty caring people that is not only about the business but safety of others too. God bless them. 

These little stones are stuck at the bottom of my shoes and my coworker loved it he used tweezer to take them off and display it in their kitchen. He lived in Oahu and love Hawaii and made him smile so much when I told him our story about the lava:)

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