6 Jan 2010

Bouldering on Volcanos

Referring to the Greek island of Santorini, were one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history occurred some 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of feet deep and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 68 miles to the south, through the creation of a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.

Santorini today, the main Island is 12 miles long and
 the small Island in the middle is only 200 years old!

Twisted formations of highly compressed lava, spewed out
when the small island (Nea Kameni) was underwater

Hard almost glass like, chunks of aggressive
 looking volcanic rock  

A dense mass in the background

Our balcony, top center, 1000ft above sea level, stunning!

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