December 18 2011

We arrived at the same destination of the ocean entry that we were at on Dec. 14, and it had stopped. There were some surface flows above this area as seen in the photo. There was an active ocean entry about 200-300 yds further south, but the amount of activity didn’t seem like much based on the tiny plume. We arrived at 6:00 pm and still had a little daylight left to view the lava in before nightfall. As night fell we had a beautiful display of surface flows that we were able to get up to safely. We had two later tours that went up to the Pali and saw beautiful surface flows. The returning clients were excited about seeing creation firsthand in the form of Pahoehoe lava. The last group encountered a huge surface flow some 1000 plus yds away from the base of the Pali.

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