Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I was watching the news, and there were several reports about Anak Krakatau (child of Krakatau) erupting again in the Sunda Straight. It reminded me of my trip to central Java to see the eruption of Mount Merapi at sunrise last May (photo above). I now want to go see Krakatau, but you have to get there by boat to get close, and taking photos from a boat is tricky to say the least. Mount Merapi, on the other hand, has been very quiet. Last May, scientists were thinking that there would be a HUGE eruption, and when I was down there, National Geographic had a team of photographers and scientists waiting for the "big blow". It never occurred, but you never know in this country.
Posted by Scotty Graham at 8:10 PM