Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #122 – Postcard #1

After four days in the frozen north, I was once again ready for a warmer and a bit more hospitable place. This island volcano is certainly that. Not only is it warm and scenic and volcanohead-friendly, but it is also around four-centuries-long restive and Google-Streetcam-friendly..so there will be lots of postcards this week. This, of…

Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #121 – Postcard #1

I have passed by this volcano several times while flying around the virtual globe, and decided it was high time I chose appropriate transportation and dropped in. Unfortunately, the current virtual landscape is a bit too wintry, so I timewarped back to July of 2004 to get a snow-free caldera, because with its various maars,…

Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #120 – Postcard #1

As much fun as it is to get acquainted with a volcano by diving headfirst into its summit vent, a volcano like this one deserves to be first admired from the ground. She’s tall….falling a little less than 200 m from being as tall as Etna. She’s also obviously very active….but not as active as…