Friday, March 6, 2009

An Unusual Sight!!! Birth of a Volcanic Island

In November 2006, the yacht 'Maiken' was traveling in the South Pacific when they came across a weird sight -

.. It was sand in the water, and the sand was floating ON TOP of the waves..


An unusual sight....!!!!

An unusual sight....!!!!

This is not a beach, it is floating on the water.

An unusual sight....!!!!

The trail left by the yacht..through the sand

An unusual sight....!!!!

An unusual sight....!!!!

An unusual sight....!!!!

And then this was spotted...


Ash and steam rising from the ocean...


An unusual sight....!!!!

And, while they were watching...

An unusual sight....!!!!

An unusual sight....!!!!

A brand new island formed...

An unusual sight....!!!!

An unusual sight....!!!!

A plume of black ash...

An unusual sight....!!!!

Tonga volcanic eruption seen by yacht crew 08 Nov 2006, 18:07

Can you imagine the thrill of being the first & only people to see a new island being created , seemingly from nowhere?

Mother Nature in all her amazing spleandour!!! An awesome sight to behold.


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