Volcano to Honomu – 26 January, 2019

Even though the government shutdown is over they still weren’t collecting money when we reentered Hawaii Volcano National Park this morning. We rewatched the video about the 2018 Kilauea eruption. I was able to understand what happened much better having seen all the locations. The lava traveled from the summit caldera near the visitor center underground twelve miles to Pu’u O’o Coldera where more lava joined the flow and then another twenty miles underground to fissures in and around Leilani Estates where the lava came to the surface and flowed to the ocean.

From Volcano we drove to Hilo where we walked through Lili’uokalani Gardens.

Then we visited the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

We are staying thirteen miles north of Hilo at Palms Cliff House Inn. Our room has a wonderful ocean view. For dinner we went back into Hilo and ate at Pineapples Restaurant. The setting is open air and very relaxing. We started with some really really wonderful Ahi poke.

Then Duke had coconut crusted fish and I had coconut crusted shrimp.