Hawaii - Big Island: Oops ...

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:22

There was a special attraction on the coastal road. At night, the current lava flow had made it impassable. The nearby volcanic spots showed corresponding remains of past lava flows. In addition to tree skeletons, lava columns could be seen, which are created by coating them with flowing lava from trees. Once the organic tree remains have disappeared, the lava columns remain as memorials.


Hawaii - Big Island: Living on the crater rim

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:00

With a little luck we were able to get accommodation directly on the crater rim at the Kilauea volcano. The former Sheraton Hotel and today's Volcano Home offered a fantastic starting point for exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is an approximately 1348 square kilometer biosphere reserve in the southeast of Hawaii, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The area includes extensive lava fields and the active Kīlauea volcano. (Wikipedia)


Hawaii - Big Island: Mouna Kea

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 13:55

We explored the volcanic world of Big Island from various locations and initially moved to Hilo Quartier, as it is easy to get to the two volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. In our hotel we found a tsunami warning after an excursion and we quickly packed up the photo things to go to the coast - luckily the wave was only 1.80 m high, otherwise this recklessness might have been dear to us. The drive to Mauna Kea was difficult. But we wanted to see the observatory. The largest telescopes in the


Stromboli - view of the Hellmouth

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:15
On our journey through Naples to Stromboli in 1986, we first became acquainted with volcanism and with two powerful Italian volcanoes: Vesuvius and Stromboli. While we received moving impressions of the violence and impact of volcanic eruptions from the past when we visited Pompeii, the active Stromboli immediately allowed us to look into his Hellmouth.

In the Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 10/22/2019 - 15:50
It is well known that the long journey from Germany to New Zealand is more than worthwhile. But nevertheless, the many spectacular landscapes and surprising encounters with the different cultures surpass even high expectations. The highlight of a trip on the North Island to Wai-O-Tapu-Wonderland is e.g. the exploration of the so-called champagne pool ...

Startrails over volcanoes

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 20:29

We were in a good position with our car in the wide lava deserts of Lanzarote with a good view to the north, where volcanoes lined up. The orange village lights even convey a volcanic pseudo effect on the horizon. Many of the 200 pictures were usable, so that beautiful star trails can now be seen over the volcanoes of Lanzarote.


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