I hope this is the correct page to review the hike with David Ewing. The hike begins at his home, built on the lava!
We had Stacy as our guide the evening we went and on the hike out she shared interesting facts about the lava and the volcano. The hike over the old lava is not an easy one. But so worth it when you get to the place were the lava is on the surface of the ground. So fascinating to watch the flow!! We were able to spend a few minutes there and even able to capture some of the lava to let cool and bring home..
The hike then continues to were the lava is flowing into the ocean. Almost an in-describable thing. something you just have to see for your self!! we stayed there till well after dark. The darker it gets the better view of the lava entry you get.
Then you hike back in the dark! Actually, for me, the best part of the hike.. On the way out I was having a hard time keeping up with the group. I sometimes was trying to follow the path of the guide and then the path my husband was taking. Others would be passing me and getting in front of me.. It was just not a pleasant experience for me. But on the way back you have to stay single file in the line the guide puts you in. She placed me right behind her.. And I was so happy with my self .. I kept up with her and was never more than 3 steps behind her. !!!!
It was like rock dancing. You have to be very light on your feel and follow your partner, (the person in front of you) Because i was the oldest woman on the tour I felt amazing by the time we got back to the house. My calfs were sore for days afterwards. But I felt very good with the accomplishment.
Our trip to the island would not have been the same if we had not got to see the lava..
we did visit the volcano park, but you don't see any flowing lava there. Only old lava flows from many years ago.
Many thanks to Dave and his assistant Stacy and to John, the owner of The Dolphin Bay Inn for telling us about his friend Dave. !!!!