The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169570   Message #4099440
Posted By: Steve Shaw
26-Mar-21 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
It's what you do. We stood feet - inches - away from vicious fumaroles in Campi Flegrei. I still have a pair of sandals with a patch of melted rubber on the sole. I remember jumping around to escape the heat from the ground. We were gassed by sulphureous fumes. We walked over fields of sulphur and deadly gases on Vulcano. You visit a volcano and doing these things is part of your essential experience, especially if you live, like I do, in one of the most un-volcanic places on Earth. Don't knock it. You can't tell from photos how close people really were. When you can give me lists of dead tourists, I'll accept that you've proven me wrong. Otherwise, let's let each other spice our awe of nature with a bit of danger. Not too much. Just a bit.