27.03.2010 - 31.03.2010 27 °C
I flew from Oahu across to the island of Hawaii, known as the big island (I'll let you look at a map to see why!). Big island is the only one still to have active volcanoes which generally erupt every day. The lava flow into the sea stopped about 2 months before I got there, and from a boat used to be the closest place you could see it. After flowing into the sea for about 20 years it could have waited just a few more weeks for me to get there! However I did see some flows a few miles away in the distance and the active crater.
The pictures from the plane show Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head crater from the plane, and one of the volcanoes on big island. The lava flow across the road shows what happened in the 1980s and since then some crazy people have already rebuilt their houses on top of the new rock where their old houses used to be!
There's also a picture of the glow at night time of the volcano in the gasses it was erupting - that was really amazing. The last two are the greener parts of the island, near Hilo and the Waipio Valley.