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More bothersome volcanoes

Question though, are cruise ships and shipping also effected by this big bad cloud of Icky?

- Rich K





First it was just an ash cloud. Then came the pumice ...

Carol sends in one of those emails, a Snope-able story with lots of pictures. Hey, who cares, because it’s about volcanoes, which seem to be giving old Peiper fits lately. Him and a few hundred million other folks over there. So here’s the bottom line Rich: SOMETIMES THERE IS NO ESCAPE. One kind of volcanic eruption or another, they can get ya if they want to.

Luckily, the one in Iceland right now is just a bit of crusty cloud. So far. These pics show the next step. A next step. Doesn’t always happen this way. Is it coming? Who can say? But remember that this is the place that formed Surtsey back in 1963, and that eruption lasted three and a half years!.

Iceland - it’s just like Hawaii, only without the nearly naked natives, the surf, the nice weather, the sunlight, the tropical paradise, the pig roasts and other great food, or the poi. And you won’t get leied there either.

Anyway, here’s Carol’s ”Journey To Adventure” style email.



A yacht was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon.

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A BEACH?

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NO!  This is not a beach

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It is volcanic stones floating on the water.

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WHERE IS THE VOLCANO?

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UNBELIEVABLE SITE SO I TOOK SOME MORE PICTURES. NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE IT.

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THE WAKE OF MY SHIP
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STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE WATER.



Then this was spotted, ash & steam rising from the ocean.
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And, while we were watching…
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A plume of black ash...HUGE CLOUD. COVERING RED EVEN THIS FAR AWAY
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THEN THE SKY TURNS BLACK WITH ASH AND THE OCEAN GOLD WITH THE SUN’S REFLECTION
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OUT OF THE OCEAN MOUNTAIN PEAKS ARISE?
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MORE ERUPTIONS ASH AND CLOUDS
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THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS RISE HIGHER WITHIN MINUTES
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A brand new island formed…
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CREATION OF MOUNTAINS
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Can you imagine the thrill of being the first & only people to see a new island being formed when there was nothing there before?

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You don’t hear the term Nuée Ardente much anymore. Instead we get told the more technical pyroclastic ash cloud. While both terms refer to the almost the same thing - the dark, roiling, fire filled cloud of rapidly expanding and descending poisonous death shot forth from an eruption, “pyroclastic ash cloud” lacks the romance of the earlier term. Up close and personal, volcanoes are evil things straight from Hell. But from space, or from miles and miles away at sea (and upwind too!) they are awesome and beautiful. Nuée Ardente also means the cloud that goes up in the air, though strictly used it does not apply to the current situation in Iceland.

Best part of college was taking Geology and studying volcanoes. Funnest and 2nd easiest class evah!


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