Trip Start Aug 17, 2008
88Trip End Aug 16, 2009
The Volcano was a big lump of black sand that just appeared out of the ground 150 years ago and has been getting bigger every couple of years since, most recently in 1999. The trip started with an hour in the back of a dusty pickup so we were already filthy when we reached the volcano. A sweaty and windy hour of a hike to the top carring our sand boards cleaned us up a bit and after admiring the views and checking the volcanic activity we were ready for the crazy descent. Sinead went like a rocket until spectacularly coming off the board and had some chasing to do. She went way too fast for the radar speed guns at the bottom to clock her speed. Mike managed a modest 45km/h just by staying on the board. The tour ended with a Mojito and a shower back at the hostel, both well earned.