reply to post by cabinda
IT WAS HER! LOL! Big time... (Confirmed by a half deaf neighbor returning home and yelling at his wife asking is she heard her 'go off')...
So, it wasn't any more than those three 'KABOOMS' but, it was enough!
Daft question, are you at a safe distance if things did go pear shaped with her?
I don't think this island has a 'safe distance' from Etna, not one I could get to in time if where were to 'up-end' herself... But, it's just a
given. She blows, she blows.
Thank you for asking though.
I have never been that up close and personal to a live active volcano so can only imagine you do sleep with an eye open!! .. not to mention a
packed bag beside the bed, ... car keys..... route planner for all roads to gtf away asap!!!
Nope. She's such a part of life there's no planning, no BOB and I've got no car, everything I do I do on foot. And really, there's no place to go
but the beach if she blew and honestly I'd rather be smothered in her ash than blasted with a tsunami (I presume it would create one if she
Seriously though it must be awesome, and I can only imagine the noises you hear from her, the ground must vibrate with her when she wakes
Oh I am outside all the time unless the downpour is so hard I can't see. She' is the first think I look at when I get up in the morning and that last
thing I look to after I tuck my chickens in to bed. I am truly appreciative of every moment I have with Her, no joke.
Its on my list of must do's in life..... go and experience an active volcano... and where better on earth than in stunning
You're welcome anytime! In fact - I once walked out back and poked her lava with a stick. I've felt more than human ever since!
Was I scared? Not at first, but when I got close? Well, I made a hasty retreat after the 'stick poking'... She makes a sound I can only describe as
'tinkling'... As the new lava rolls and the new rocks break and roll they're almost 'light' sounding and make a very distinct sound. I wish I could
describe it better. I'm going to have to get a vid cam cause there really is no way to describe that sound!
Oh, and if you want to visit, lol, I hope you like chickens, turkeys, and REALLLLY RUSTIC living!
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