21 Jan 2007, Comments Off on Cruising through a sea of stones

Cruising through a sea of stones

Author: Helen

Can you guess what this is?

Image from http://yacht-maiken.blogspot.com/2006/08/stone-sea-and-volcano.html

A relative of mine, for whom no urban myth is too crazy to forward an email on, sent me a beautiful photo essay. I was sceptical, but this story turns out to be true according to Snopes.com.


The photo essay is from the blog Fredrik and Crew on Maiken (Maiken is an oceangoing yacht). The “beach” is a floating layer or raft of pumice, rained down on the ocean by an active volcano nearby.

After Fredrik and blogger Hakan Larsson saw the floating stone beach, they witnessed a volcanic eruption and the birth of an island. A local news report is here.

Lying on it with an umbrella drink might be a tiny bit uncomfortable this century, though.

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