Big Island

Hawaii - Big Island: Oops ...

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:22

There was a special attraction on the coastal road. At night, the current lava flow had made it impassable. The nearby volcanic spots showed corresponding remains of past lava flows. In addition to tree skeletons, lava columns could be seen, which are created by coating them with flowing lava from trees. Once the organic tree remains have disappeared, the lava columns remain as memorials.


Hawaii - Big Island: Living on the crater rim

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:00

With a little luck we were able to get accommodation directly on the crater rim at the Kilauea volcano. The former Sheraton Hotel and today's Volcano Home offered a fantastic starting point for exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is an approximately 1348 square kilometer biosphere reserve in the southeast of Hawaii, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The area includes extensive lava fields and the active Kīlauea volcano. (Wikipedia)


Hawaii - Big Island: Mouna Kea

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 13:55

We explored the volcanic world of Big Island from various locations and initially moved to Hilo Quartier, as it is easy to get to the two volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. In our hotel we found a tsunami warning after an excursion and we quickly packed up the photo things to go to the coast - luckily the wave was only 1.80 m high, otherwise this recklessness might have been dear to us. The drive to Mauna Kea was difficult. But we wanted to see the observatory. The largest telescopes in the


Hawaii - Big Island: Hilo

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:18

Hawaii or Big Island is the largest island in the US state of Hawaii. When the "Pacific Plate" moved over a hot spot in this region, the volcanoes that formed the current morphology of the island emerged. The five largest volcanoes are called: Kohala, Hualalai, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. At the top of Mauna Kea, the Mauna Kea Observatory is one of the most important astronomical observatories.