This summer I’m back in Sicily
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We made beautiful trips around all the islands, Vulcano, Lipari, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Salina, we went to make beautiful visits to the wineries on the islands and for fruit fields, we went to the caves and went for splendid baths with wonderful seabeds.
But every time we approached Stromboli, I expressed my dissent, because I was a little worried … and I repeated and reiterated my concern to go too close to an active volcano , maybe I even get a little heavy, anyway, I absolutely don’t like going under it … here …. I even wrote it now 🙂 let alone anchor in the harbor night.
Moreover you see this mountain, which was called Monte Somma, which Pliny the Elder had understood to be a volcano, rising from the black sea, dark from a distance, which continues to puff smoke at regular rates and in the evening, as the girl pointed out was on board with us, you can see the red lava jumping out of the top … and in fact … a few weeks later … again on 28 August 2019 the Stromboli exploded again and at night it continued … < / p>
It can be very dangerous to anchor under an active volcano …
It can be very dangerous to be completely enveloped by that cloud of lapilli and ash, especially with a fiberglass sailboat. Better to stay away from active volcanoes and watch them from far away. Notice how the cloud of smoke and lapilli moves quickly over the water. That cloud has a relatively high speed compared to the sailboat that is trying to get away at full speed …
The video, below, was recorded by the visual surveillance camera of the INGV-Osservatorio Etneo, located at an altitude of 400 meters on the northern edge of the Sciara del Fuoco of Stromboli.
The latter instead a FanPage video taken from the town of Stromboli and Panarea, where the voiceover says that the exposure was three times as much as the previous one.