Friday, June 27, 2014
Hawaii, the Big Island
Back in the day, the park service actually allowed people to wander out across the lava flow, over the top of the lava tube carrying this lava to the sea, to this point, where it could be observed very well hissing and popping into the cold ocean. About a year after I did that hike, a two and a half acre chunk of coast right where I had been broke off and plunged into the sea. There were a couple of tourists that they never found, and who are likely forever entombed in fresh lava, a la Pompeii.
I still think for me, it was worth the risk.