Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hilo, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii

Day 3 of the cruise takes us to our first of two stops on the island of Hawaii.  Hawaii is the name of this particular island.  So, there is a state and an island with the same name.  Don't get confused. Today was a great 45 minute helicopter ride over Maui and we got to see two volcano, Mauna Loa and Mouna Kea.  We did see some lava, some smoke and burning vegetation. These volcano are active, but not spewing lava, just some small above ground streams. We also saw some great waterfalls.
Getting ready to depart
My brides having a great time.
Lava taking over the forest
Flowing lava
One of many waterfalls
A smoldering spot in the crater on Mauna Loa
Mauna Kea from above
Another waterfall
The Pride of America from our helicopter
We had a great helicopter experience

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