Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On Krakatau

Why? I think this is pretty obvious - the biggest explosion on Earth in recorded history.

The four of us (with Dedy) spend a very cold and uncomfortable night there, also had what might have been the best grilled fish I have ever had, prepared by our guide.

Here you can see lava outflows from 2013

Now, different sources give different info, but assuming that the volcano grows up to 6m a year then its not inconceivable that during our night there it grew over 1cm. And - as Dedy put it - the whole idea of sleeping on an island which is younger than 90 years is a bit... unsettling.