Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Active Volcano Reminder

Living in the Puna area of the Big Island certainly keeps you aware that you’re living on an active volcano.

Today I was sitting on a rock overlooking the ocean in front of our house. To the left was a stark, rugged black coast line framed by ‘living green plant life’ of all types living symbiotically with the relatively new lava rock. A cruise ship rounded the corner on its mission to view the lava as it spills into the ocean. The plumes from the lava flowing are visible to the right along the coast line

The actual lava flow is probably only 8 miles from us. A short walk near Uncle Roberts at night over the lava from a previous eruption offers a night view of the glowing rivers of red making their way to the ocean offering its contribution to creating a new coast line.

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