Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tour of the Big Island Volcanoes


During our stay in Hawaii, we ventured over and toured some parts of the Big Island, 
and then headed to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
We saw some gorgeous parks and waterfalls...


ventured into the jungle to see volcano made caves...


saw volcano smoke and craters...

walked on lots of solidified lava rock...

crawled into volcano rock caves
saw where the lava would just keep going down until it meets the ocean...


and where lava crossed the road after an eruption, and they had to rebuild it...

LOVED seeing and feeling the steam vents...it was very chilly as we were ascending up the mountain...(hence the layers of clothes...but these vents were AWESOME! Makes me want a sauna in my next house so I can have a daily steam...
free facial anyone? (or a free warm up for the moment?)
Smoke from the current active volcano...

and we went to an overlook to see the volcano in action. This is the closest/safest place to view this volcano, and the only way to see it is at night when it is glowing because it is a boiling hole. A hole the size of a football field with stadium seating.. Massive
There was a 4.something earthquake on the Big Island the day before we went there, I think this guy is pointing to where the earthquake hit...
our first time to see a seismograph...pretty cool.
and this one was pretty jumpy because of small aftershocks and such...pretty cool!
This really ended up being a very educational trip. We learned so much about Hawaii in general, it's culture, etc., and got to see mother nature at it's best, as you will see in the rest of the Hawaii posts...
Love Becky

3 comments:

  1. This looks like such a great time, and your photos are incredible!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  2. Ah, I love Hawaii so much. My husband and I went to the big island about 2 years ago and had such a great time. Our goal was to see red flowing lava and after a lot of hiking (and some trespassing), we finally did!

    Cute blog!

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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  3. What amazing photos! Looks like you had an awesome time!! Stopping by from For Love of a Cupcake! Can't wait to check out your blog/shop!! :)

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