The next morning, Friday morning, we started out the day with breakfast at the friendly Crater Rim Cafe,
After a proper grilling and inspection of our footwear by the park ranger,who was also very nice, but just doing her job,
As we came closer to Pu'u O'o we could see off in the distance the steam plum from where the hot lava met the sea.
So, mission aborted, we walked back to the ranger station and arrived just in time to see a most amazing sight: the sudden rising of a behemoth steam plume, massively visible all these miles away.
Then we headed back to the camp and before dinner stopped by the Lava Lounge