Aloha and Happy New Years folks! We did not do any tours on New Years eve and New Years day, but will resume on January 2nd, 2013. The surface activity had slowed a little since the past week, but the ocean entry had increased in activity. The tiltmeter is currently recording an ongoing deflation, but there is still lava to be seen, whether it be surface flows or ocean entry. Up on the pali, there are still surface flows to be seen near the top of the remainder of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. This flow on the pali can be seen from the Kalapana Lava Viewing area and was visible for the past week and a half. Overall activity is good, so book your tour now. Aloha!