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Leilani Estates

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  • Day64

    Hawai'i

    May 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    I've made it! When I was first planning this trip the thing I really wanted to do was to see the Hawaiian volcanoes. Hopefully I'll see volcanic activity next week, but I saw the tops of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (140m lower, but much more massive - the most massive mountain in the world) above the clouds as I flew to Big Island today.Read more

    Spring Wanderer

    The top of Mauna Kea. It doesn't show on the 'Penguins' version, but on the original there's just enough resolution to make out the domes of the famous observatory right at the top, and if I'm not mistaken I think I can just make out Brian Cox 😉

    5/18/17Reply
    Spring Wanderer

    I'd been pootling along quite nicely through the lush Hawaiian countryside then, only a couple of miles from where I'm staying, suddenly came to this lava field from 1960. Startling and exciting 😁

    5/18/17Reply
    Spring Wanderer

    On my drive over to where I'm staying I called in at the Lava Tree State Park, without any notion of what the name meant. OMG … the lava in this area is that runny ropey version, called pahoehoe (pa-hoy-hoy) that spreads evenly. When a lava flow engulfed the area in the C17 or C18 as it passed through it left lava outlines of the tree trunks to the depth of the lava. Really astonishing. I'll go back for a proper look another day

    5/18/17Reply
    Sarah Berthelemy

    Cool!

    5/20/17Reply
     

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