There are plenty more photographs and close-up shots of the lava in my personal blog today of the new land formed in Hawaii. Even though the eruptions were in the spring, there are spots where the lava is still hot to the touch. Most people see this from either the air or by sea, but you can get there by land, too.
I know this might not interest many of you, but for those of you who love rocks like I do, you will appreciate this. In my blog I talk about what happens if you remove a lava rock from Pele's domain. You can read a little bit of history about hot spots and teconic plates and forming of the islands, too. It's all there in my personal blog today at this link: The Newest Land in the World is in Hawaii.