Jan 172017

I mentioned volcano fog in the previous post and some of you questioned if such a thing exists. Indeed it does.  VOG, which is a form of fog is created when lava from the local active volcano’s hits the atmosphere and sea water.  It’s just like real water based fog but is full of volcano stuff like sulfur dioxide, the very breath of the devil hisself from the pits of hell, or just melted rock.  Anyways, it comes and goes with the winds and on occasion comes through the rest of the islands causing haze, adding to the colors of the sunsets, and is responsible for the many asthma cases on the islands.  It hasn’t bothered me yet and my recent cold had nothing to do with it.  It’s just part of living out here.

If you are wondering what it looks like when said lava hits said ocean, here is the latest lava hose currently pouring out of the Big Island.  Someday, way down the road, this will all be part of the island.  Just nature doing it’s thing.

Capt. Fritter

  3 Responses to “The Big Island Has Sprung A Leak…”

  1. That’s an amazing video! It’s often hard to see the flow hit because the steam blocks your view. This boat was positioned perfectly!

    • Between the lava flows on land and the whales off shore, this place is just amazing for watching what is left of nature in action.
      C. F.

  2. the planet making new land.
    thank you so much! it’s magical to see that.
    I can see how the true natives had and have such feelings for Pele.