The Big Island

After 8 days on Kauai we visited the big island of Hawaii. After driving around the entire island we took a helicopter tour of the active volcano. Here are some highlights:


Warning sign...oh no!


Well maybe they are serious!!


Prepare for take off (the pilots name was Dickie and couldn't be older than 25)!


Look carefully and you can see the red hot lava (lower right)!


Older flows have covered once active roads.



This crater, roughly 1/4 mile in diameter, is actually contained within a much larger one that is 12 miles in diameter! You can see the outer rim in the distance.