This is the closest I’ll ever get to Lava in my entire life. Thank you Hawaii!
When we flew to Hawaii we took the time to take a drive around a few of the islands and one of the high points was obviously these lava flows. In this photo the lava is flowing via the lava tubes under the hardened lava out to the sea. It is literally traveling right beneath my feet in this photo and I could have actually reached in and touched it if I were stupid enough. We got as close as we dared and even taking these photos was painful due to the heat and smell of the molten rock.
IF YOU GO: Be sure to island hop a bit. Your stay in Hawaii will likely begin and end with one of the Waikiki Hotels but when you’re done with Waikiki and the Pearl Harbor Memorial don’t be afraid to check out other islands as well. There is plenty of hiking (both normal and with lava) as well as more adventurous activities such as zip-lines. Bottom line is that Hawaii has a lot to offer and is well worth the trip.
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