Sunday, December 24, 2017

Meanwhile, on the Big Island...

Pele continues to burp out lava.  The most recent example is an A'a flow which is quite unfairly rampaging it's rubbly way down a pali and through an unfortunate Kipuka.  Pele don't care.

The trees don't stand a chance.

A good view of the incandescent interior of the flow, with rough clinkers cooling and rolling off the top.


  1. It's interesting to visit there and watch the action...and be glad you weren't in Pompei when the big one hit.

  2. Had friends who retired to the Big Island from Honolulu. Just in time to be forced off the slope by lava flows. Timing is everything.