volcano national park

i drove to volcano national park on the big island last wednesday while on a short trip for SG's wedding. volcano is over 100 miles away from kona airport, but my compact car rental got upgraded to a convertible pt cruiser turbo, so it made for a fun, exciting drive (especially after drinking and sleeping only 3 hours the night before). this was my third trip to the park, but it was my first solo adventure (sniffles). with no model on this trip i had to improvise and take photos of strangers in the park (for a better 'scale' perspective). everything is so big and grand here: the many craters and dark lava fields stretch-out for miles and miles. rushing through the park, i had to skip the sulfur mines, thurston lava tube and numerous hikes and smaller craters. after the two main lookout-stops around the halema'uma'u crater, i proceded down the 19-mile chain of craters road to where the lava is still flowing into the sea. the cooled hardened lava is dark, sharp and rugged. it's like walking on the moon. in the distance i can see the steam flume from the cooling lava: amazing. i have to plan a night trip here someday to see the red lava glow in the darkness~ but til then... it's a looong drive back...

more volcano national park pics: here!

posted by neko @ 3:50:00 PM          |


At 4:55 PM, Blogger fon said...

Volcano park pics look great :) I'm procrastinating, as always, when I should be writing up an acoustic analysis for linguistics.... very tempted to blog, but just did it yesterday... don't want to overload... What's the little '+' sign next to my blog??

I keep forgetting to drop in to your site... must remember to do so more regularly!

Keep dreaming!

At 9:41 PM, Blogger dreaming-neko said...

the '+' means your special :)
and it pops up when you update your blog~

thanks for dropping by the neko!
take care, fun fon.

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Mandy said...

Hey Neko, here's the URL to my new blog. Please update your link. Thnx :)


At 3:18 PM, Blogger dreaming-neko said...

mandy: will do :)


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