Woke early and went to listen to the young woman(The Ships Hawaiian Ambassador) tell us about the Big Island and the Volcano's. She told us we would see red lava tonight as the ship cruised by. Back to the room and got prepared. Had to go to AP to rent a car again. We were told they only had a jeep! Whoooo whooooooo! :) So off we go in our little jeep.
Traveled up up up again, this time to the Hawaii National Volcano Park. This was so worth the car rental for the day and even the cold windy day.
While we were in the gift shop/Museum we also looked at some exhibits and history
We saw more steaming volcano's then I can even remember!
and it also reminded me of the area around Dierkes Lake near Twin Falls Idaho, where I use to visit my Aunt Nellie. Lots of hardened lava and sort of a moonscape look.
Also, in the middle of the moonscape we drove in to a mini "rain forest". They just appear in places all over the islands.
It was beautiful and had some very different looking stuff.
Since we were told we were going to see the lava that night, we decided to lay down and take a little nap before going to eat.
So after a couple of hours we showered and dressed a little warmer and headed down to eat and watch.
The ship departed as we were eating and after that we went out on the deck to watch ! We sat and stood and stood and sat. And we waited and waited. We had been told we should see it about 9:30....................And this is what we saw :(At 9:45 the Captain announced that due to the "VOG" and rain we would not see it!
This is what we WANTED to see
So we gave up and went back to the cabin to plan for the next day!
Another Favorite day!