Today we sailed (er motored) to the island of Stromboli. This island is the most active volcano in this little group of islands and has a history that goes back the ancient Greeks. It is know as the oldest lighthouse in the world since it glows red at night and was used by the ancients to navigate at night.
We were able to see it in action after we took our daily swim break. It rumbles like a low thunder about every 20 minutes or so and a huge plume of lava spews up into the air. They offer tours of this volcano for those brave enough to climb it. Any takers out there?
Small town on the way out
Our anchorage last night
Our neighbor last night. Notice the little speed boat. they had two, black with red leather interior. Definitely Italian.
On the way out this morning, Ben commented “that would be a nice place to get away from it all”
On the side of the volcano. We were wondering who would live at the base of an active volcano?
The larger town on Stromboli
Shot at the back side
Every half hour or so the mountain would thunder and we could see a 200 ft stream of lava come shooting up in the air.
Hot rocks would come rolling down the mountain and splash into the sea!
Panarama of volcano, thanks to Ben and his trusty iPhone.
Rock island on the way to anchorage