Friday morning March 20th and I am up early and excited, we fly to Ha’a Pai today for a weekend vacation. We wanted to fly earlier in the week but all the flights were full. As it turns out all the previous flights this week were canceled due to ash in the air from the volcano erupting near here, serendipitous.
Our flight was the first out in 3 days, necessitating a larger plane to carry all the canceled passengers. (We flew just off the still smoldering new island and got some pretty good photos)