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... and down from the sun .... A litre of water on the walk barely hit the sides.
Back on board, we sailed to a smaller volcano (Palea Kameni) in the caldera, and anchored about 25-30m off shore. Here anyone who could swim, could jump in ... Or climb down the ladder as I did, and swim to the shoreline to soak in the hot water of the mineral springs. I decided to swim slowly towards the land, cooling down after the hot walk. By this stage, people ...
Today's adventure took us ashore by tender again. This time it was one from shore, so slightly cooler than yesterday's first trip. Once on Santorini we headed up hill in a convoy of buses. The narrow winding road that took us from sea level to the towns was surprisingly designed with buses and trucks in mind. While they were quite narrow with hairpin turns to climb the hills, the turning areas were just big enough for a bus to swing ...
... there was no one at the church so we had it for our own enjoyment. Taking photos in a photogenic place with no one around is the ultimate. I even managed to pull off some flash photography. My purchase of the light meter really paid off today as we got some stunning shots. In fact, I think they are nearly professional quality.
Yang felt like some soup, so ...
Friday saw us take a full day cruise on a beautiful 2 masted wooden ketch around the Caldera with about 80 other people all speaking a variety of languages and English in various degrees of proficiency and with different accents. There were even some other Aussies aboard, whose accent sounded odd to our ears and very ocker after a few weeks on the continent. Being an Australian of our generation, we are at a distinct disadvantage in that it was not compulsory for us ...
... eruption. Earthquake activity has increased dramatically and reached the 5.0 magnitude range in 2011. The center island, Nea Kameni, also rose 14 cm in less than one year. While on our visit to this island, we observed active vents of steam, sulfur dioxide and other gases (luckily, not carbon monoxide J). Around the vents, we saw sulfur and gypsum crystallizing at the vent openings. They were warm, but not too hot to prevent ...