The Big Island
There has been delay in posting a new blog until now because the weather has been so good to us these last 18 days! We have been taking advantage of every moment here on the Hawaiian Islands. So here are with Hawaii Part 2 of the Big Island!
The second part of our trip on the Big Island was full of more adventure. Actually, when you are on the Big Island make sure you come with a bucketlist, you are sure to check some items off with no problem at all. Our next excursion was to fly in a helicopter over the volcanoes with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours.
This is a first for both of us and it was amazing! After zip lining, this was a breeze. I find I do fine with heights as long as I don’t have to walk when up high. Lucky us we had seats in the front of the helicopter- so the best views in my opinion. Strapped in, headphones on, great music playing and we were off!
Up We go..
It felt more like we were floating. Our pilot narrated all the sites we were seeing below which was great because otherwise you wouldn’t understand the impact a volcano has on the land and people. For example, you could see where the lava had not too long ago wiped a town out. Literally, wiped it out. Several homes and towns are still near the active volcanos. One thing the homeowners don’t have to pay for is insurance, since they cannot get it- makes sense don’t you think? Views of lava tubes, when the top of the lava crusts over but the lava continues flowing underneath it makes these tubes that act like a subway tunnel for the lava. We also flew over some beautiful waterfalls and cliffs. Definitely wanting to do this again..and we do.
Next up we shuttled up to the Volcano National Park to see the volcano at night. It was like everyone was driving up to see the 4th of July fireworks. It gets really busy up there, cold- so bring pants and a sweater (which we did not) and grab a good seat on the wall. Enjoy and take it in that you get to be this close to an active volcano. I’m not even going to try to put it in words, it’s one of those you have to see it to appreciate it and understand the magnitude of our nature.
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