From the activity of
the volcano Lokon pleasantly surprised, the journey was heading from
Manado to Siau Island, an afield island in the North
of Sulawesi. Here the volcano Karangetang
should keeps us further in our fiery mood. The strong activity
with pyroclastic flows
provided one week
before the headlines in the national papers and broadcasts.
Already with the arrival in the port of the city Ulu the cheery
charakter of the native population
so-called Microbuses are all equipped with a minimum of 1000W music
power. No matter how late it is, they always drive with a full
With a visit
to the local market one is confronted with all kinds of exotic
fruits. No matter in which ominous shape this wild plants appear, they nearly always
taste fine. On the left the so called snake fruits are shown, which
are offering a completely new zippy taste .
above all the tuna dominate on the native plate. Right, nutmegs are
dried. Here, everything is available in abundance. Even in the
stores you can stand deep to your belly in the megnuts.
our observation point plenty of flowering nutmegs were laying amass
down on the trail. Always in a
helpful and friendly attidude, the local people. When you rummaged
yourself through the dense grass meadows and tree ferns forests you
will reach the old lava flow after one hour walk. Here an observation without poisonous
chilopods is possible.
everything was running perfectly, accept one. The volcano!
Karangetang uproared till the 5th of June and was now at the
11th in a silent period.
Even when you
concentrate yourself extremely for observing the volcano, you could
not see at all the microstrombolian activity. The weak activity
could be made only visible with photographically support. Awesome!!
: - (
-nevertheless it gave us the opportunity to invent a new expression
With the visit of the volcanological observatory the momentary
situation and the activity on the 4th of June is constituted clearly.
Not a mini amplitude was to be seen for a longer time on the
let's go to Slamet!