A day early, our regularly scheduled overflight was pushed up to document 61G’s newly formed ocean entry. Low cloud cover almost made us opt for a straight shot at the coast, but an opening allowed us to get a peek at the active lava pond’s bubbling and sloshing within Pu‘u ‘O‘o, and a look at source of 61G via the skylight high on the northeast flank. The ocean entry did not disappoint, as a robust lobe of molten lava cascaded down the sea cliff into the ocean, creating a small steam plume that rose into the early morning sky. The activity is slowly creating a little delta at the base of the cliff, as fresh black sand and rubble accumulate. Visitors were present to witness this spectacle of nature, by land, sea, and AIR.