The lava flow a few miles down the road has stalled and is getting wider, little by little. I'm not anticipating that the lava will cross the main highway, but if it does....I give this part of the Island about 3-5 years and it will be covered in about 60-70' of lava. This part of old Hawaii will be gone.
As it stands, the 'vog' from the lava flow is pretty nasty. Not that you can always see the smoke, etc in the air where we live, but you can feel it. The particulates in the air can be deadly. Right now it is making most of us very, very fatigued. If it does continue, I will have to leave the island before the rest of the gang.
The vog is deadly to those of us with heart disease and I can attest to that 100%. Always fatigued, drowsy, short of breath, chest pain....dang. Looks like our stay on the Big Island is drawing to a close sooner than we thought.
Went up to 'the dump', which is the transfer station in Pahoa. The transfer station is where you take your trash that is then toted off of the island and disposed of....Honolulu, I think.
The lens used was a Canon 100-400mm IS L I mounted on a Canon 5DII. The shots are handheld thanks to one of my tripod legs being gummed up with marble dust. Need to fix that today.
The shots are behind the leading edge of the stalled flow. The lava continues to flow underneath the hardened crust, building up higher and higher. In the old flows from Kalapana and Kapoho, the lava is 60-70' thick in areas. Again, if this continues, this is what this entire Puna District will look like in a few years.
The images are not meant to be award winning, just informative.