In doing some research on ghost stories and Pele in Hawaii (they go hand in hand, many say), I ran across this last year this time, I discovered with Lava Ocean Adventures, a sunrise boat trek to the spot where lava enters the sea, and was enthralled. Truly. I'd list it in my top 5 coolest adventures in Hawaii. That's where I snapped this picture. We were so close I could feel the heat and smell the sulphur. If you think you've missed it, you haven't. Madame Pele continues to flow.
As for that ghost story, stay tuned.
(Here's a shout out to Sheila Beale of Go Visit Hawaii. She introduced me to this video. Mahalo, Sheila.)