Chain of Craters Road

A view from the air gives a different perspective on Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The road winds it’s way from the park entrance down to the coast. And why is it called Chain of Craters Road? Well, there are two big clues in this photo.

For more information about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, go to nps.gov/havo/.

Posted in response to Becky’s July Squares challenge theme of ‘Perspective.’ See more responses here.

13 thoughts on “Chain of Craters Road

    1. Graham Post author

      Well, this is in the park which encompasses Kilauea Volcano, and Kilauea is very much an active volcano. But these craters are from older eruptions and so they’re not active. Currently, there’s no activity on the island, but that could change quickly and Kilauea is the most likely to fire up again.

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    1. Graham Post author

      I was in a helicopter on a tour around about half the island. A great way to get a different perspective on the island. I’ll probably run one or two more photos from the tour before July is done.

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        1. Graham Post author

          It is, especially as I didn’t have to pay! Not right now though as they’re all closed down. The helicopter tours will likely be one of the last things to reopen, if they do at all.

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            1. Graham Post author

              I worked for the tour company, and once in a while we got to fly if there were unsold seats. I got laid of because of the virus, as did many people working in the tourism industry. Hawaii is just starting to loosen restrictions in an effort to restart the economy and case numbers are starting to creep up again. We’ll see what happens when more people come from out of state and abroad.

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            2. BeckyB

              A bonus of the job indeed, but oh no about the laying off. Here they were able to put many people on furloughed with their salaries paid by the government . . . however that is coming to at end and so redundancies are now happening too

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            3. Graham Post author

              Some people were furloughed here, though the scheme operated differently than in Britain I think. There’s been a lot of layoffs, which have been somewhat softened by a one-time ‘economic stimulus’ payment and by a bump in unemployment payments. These things run out at the end of this month and so far there’s no indication whether they’ll be renewed, whether something else will be offered, or whether everyone will be on their own.

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