Ok, this was really cool. I got as close as I could to this slow flowing lava. I could feel the heat through the toes of my shoes. These constant lava flows emanating from the Earth's core can easily be seen down at the Chain of Craters Road.
Don't you just love the patterns in the lava flow? I spent easily an hour walking over the lava flow. I couldn't get enough of it. I left all the other tourists behind and walked and walked. It got really hot because I think there is still some residual heat, but I kept going. The old lava shines with metallic glints and the scent of sulphur in in the air. Awesome.
That's one of the Chinese saying. If you can find water surrounding it, there's bound to be some form of life. Well, seems like this newest part of the planet is continually rejuvenating & growth is slowly spotted in some parts of the new land.
At the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the lava had closed the road, the bus stopped and gave us a chance to get out and walk on the lava and take photos close up of what I had seen from a distance in the morning from the helicopter. It was very interesting.
Watch out for molten rocks everywhere. It's a cool place but dangerous to venture on your own too. An unforgettable experience!
I think this type of lava is what the Hawaiians called AA (ah-ah) - a slow-moving lava which has hardened into rough chunks & boulders.
Now, don't you agree this is just something out of this world? Really, it's actually of this world. Sometimes, we don't even know what we are sitting on ;-)
Look before you walk! Some of these rocks are still piping hot! Feels like we were in an oven at some areas.
While I stood on the lava flow I couldn't help but think that this must have been what the earth looked like at the beginning of time.
The earth violent nature is fully imprinted here. We are living in a living thing!!! Do you realise that??? I often forget!
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