Today we drove to where last year’s Kilauea eruption occurred. The first signs of the eruption were at the summit and at the caldera near where we are staying but the lava actually erupted from fissures on the side of the volcano many miles from here. The lava went into the ocean in several places. They have just recently opened the shore road through the flow. We stopped at a beach park that was almost completely overrun. After that the road was still closed.
Next we drove into Leilani Estates where many homes were overrun. The lave flow is st least twenty feet thick and goes right across the roads completely burning many homes and leaving nearby homes apparently untouched.