Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Post #700: Guess what we saw in Sicily

Etna erupts
Among other things, Etna erupting! How cool is that? I took this picture from our hotel balcony. Look at the height achieved by that molten lava, then compare it to the size of the lights of the town below. They said on the local news that the lava was spewed as much as 700m (2,300ft) into the air. Wow! The airport in Catania was closed during part of the night and the next morning due to too much ash in the atmosphere.

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21 Comments:

Blogger Candy Minx said...

Hey!!! Welcome back!!

What an incedible photo...how amazing i've always wanted to get up close to a vocano!!!!!!!

i missed you guys!!!!!!

11 September, 2007 14:03  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Welcome back! Looks like it was a fabulous holiday. Extraordinary image!

Puss

11 September, 2007 14:16  
Blogger Camie Vog said...

Welcome home!

I saw the footage on the news and thought of the two of you. It is very cool that you got to see the live action.

11 September, 2007 15:00  
Blogger Avid Andy said...

that is incredible. that would be worth the trip alone...

11 September, 2007 15:11  
Blogger Milla said...

WHOAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Mi sarei pisciata addosso dalla paura, io.

11 September, 2007 15:57  
Blogger Karen said...

Fabulous shot!

Welcome home guys. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

11 September, 2007 16:06  
Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

Wow, that is very cool. I only saw it smoking when I was there.

11 September, 2007 16:53  
Blogger My Reflecting Pool said...

Welcome back! What an amazing picture. How do your lungs feel?

11 September, 2007 16:56  
Blogger Will said...

That is fairly wicked. Lava-ly, you could say.

11 September, 2007 17:18  
Blogger Biddie said...

That photo is amazing. Did you have a great time? I'm glad to hear that you made it home safe and sound.

11 September, 2007 18:34  
Blogger _z. said...

hey!! welcome back :)

that picture is most impressive... I am sure so was the rest of your trip...

tell more!

11 September, 2007 19:11  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

WOW!! what an awesome site to behold! i'm so excited you guys had so much fun :) and i look forward to reading more of your tales of adventure and vacation

welcome home!!

12 September, 2007 01:32  
Blogger Lee said...

I am full-on-jealous! What an awesome view!

12 September, 2007 02:52  
Blogger Pie said...

That's seriously cool. How often does that happen over there?

12 September, 2007 11:59  
Blogger Cynnie said...

I'm jealous , but i think I would have freaked out ..so ..
I'm jealous that you saw it..AND weren't freaked out ..

and things are all back to normal on my little bloggy ..
It's no etna or nuttin

12 September, 2007 14:42  
Blogger lightupvirginmary said...

that is ace! i would have legged it, haha.

12 September, 2007 19:21  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...

thats amazing...i envy the experience.

12 September, 2007 21:16  
Blogger her indoors said...

wow that is amazing, tell more please, did the air smell?

12 September, 2007 21:43  
Blogger furiousBall said...

Seeing a live volcano is on my list of cool stuff I want to see in real life - a tornado, a rattlesnake, a shark, and a healthy US economy again.

13 September, 2007 18:14  
Blogger martinobhoy said...

Holy fuck, that is one fantastic photo.

Can I pinch it to use as a wallpaper on my laptop?

13 September, 2007 19:00  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

Wow! You were so fortunate to be able to see that! Great picture!!

15 September, 2007 19:00  

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