Volcanoes National Park - Incredible place to visit to see where the flow went into the ocean and to view the fumes and glow from the active lava lake.
|The fumes are coming from the lava lake in this deep crater|
|The glow from the lava lake. |
After dark is the only time to see this glow as the lake is too far down to see from the park except via a helicopter ride
|the small crater - not active|
|a hike in the crater|
|Tom's glasses are all fogged from the steam vents throughout the park|
|where the lava flowed into the ocean - last time was 2 years ago|
Black Sands Beach - a popular spot for swimmers and sea turtles
|they planted palm trees on this black sands beach after the last lava flow wiped everything out|
Snorkeling - we found a hidden little treasure of a cove to snorkel in. While the mass of people were all crowded about a mile down the road we had this little gem almost to ourselves.
The TRUE southern most point of the US - it's not in Key West!
Til next time...Happy Trails!