The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.

Hawaii 2016

  Kilauea   Lava Hike   Helicopter Tour   Lava Cruise
A trip specifically targeted at the Kilauea Lava Lake, which was unusually high.

Kilauea

It's 1.1 miles from the Jaggar Museum viewpoint to the Lava Lake. My 18-200mm zoom did its best.
Jaggar Museum & Viewpoint, Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
Jaggar Museum & Viewpoint
Halema'uma'u Crater, with the Lava Lake in inner crater All of, Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
Halema'uma'u Crater, with the Lava Lake in inner crater
All of this is inside the Kilauea Caldera
First day: A quiet, gray Lava Lake But notice the red cracks of, Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
First day: A quiet, gray Lava Lake
But notice the red cracks of live lava
Third day: at 4:00am, Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
Third day: at 4:00am
Third Day: Lava Fountains by day., Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
Third Day: Lava Fountains by day.
Image of the Goddess Pele, as a Volcano, Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
Image of the Goddess Pele, as a Volcano
Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea, Hawaii 2016
Thurston Lava Tube

Lava Hike

I strolled the 4 miles to the current ocean entry point.
A smooth road to the lava entry point, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
A smooth road to the lava entry point
Oddly organic old lava flow, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
Oddly organic old lava flow
The Ocean Entry: Neptune and Vulcan duel, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
The Ocean Entry: Neptune and Vulcan duel
Frozen lava like twisted cables, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
Frozen lava like twisted cables
A "Skylight" with glow from an active lava tube, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
A "Skylight" with glow from an active lava tube
Unexpected colored layers in recent lava, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
Unexpected colored layers in recent lava
Captain Shane sails bravely in, Lava Hike, Hawaii 2016
Captain Shane sails bravely in

Helicopter Tour

Pu'u O'o vent, Helicopter Tour, Hawaii 2016
Pu'u O'o vent
Pu'u O'o vent: Glimpses of Lava, Helicopter Tour, Hawaii 2016
Pu'u O'o vent: Glimpses of Lava

Lava Cruise

A Lava Cruise with the only mildly reckless Captian Shane.
The good ship "Lavaone", Lava Cruise, Hawaii 2016
The good ship "Lavaone"
Budget had given me an unexpected free upgrade., Lava Cruise, Hawaii 2016
Budget had given me an unexpected free upgrade.