Hawaiian Reprise: Pu'u 'O'o Venting into Ocean

photo by Ballard Avenue

The cupboard is bare, folks; there are no new pictures of Ballard to put here, so we return to Hawaii for a picture of the Pu'u 'O'o lava vent on the Big Island. The Park Service doesn't let you get very close to the action. They're worried about noxious fumes asphyxiating what's left of your lungs after microscopic shards of airborne volcanic glass cut them to shreds. It's not all tropical paradise over there in Hawaii.