PostHeaderIcon Anak Krakatau

West Coast of Banten, Indonesia.
20 January 2011 – Day 1.

A few weeks prior my dad was watching a documentary on Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait and the possibilities of another mega eruption by the volcano that had arisen from it – Anak Krakatau, when he decided that we had to see this Anak Krakatau before she blew up like her momma. And that was what we did.

As for me, my love for volcanoes blossomed when I climbed Mount Marapi in 2008. Please see the 3-chapter post by my dad regarding the outing HERE.

We took a boat from Carita Beach to the volcanic islands.

After 2 hours Anak Krakatau appeared before us.

And soon after began erupting!

It was a magnificent sight, and potentially dangerous too. The blown out debris and rocks, with a slice of bad luck, could kill us all.  Anak Krakatau is currently on alert level 2 (scale 1-4) and erupts quite frequently. We moved on and landed on Pulau Sertong.

Anak Krakatau from Pulau Sertong.

The black sand is due to the volcanic properties of the island.

Lunch.

Our boat the Hascamar.

The crabs are well adapted to the unique beach, too 😀

Then we realised we had company…

Yes, the island is infested with monitor lizards!

For videos by my dad, please click HERE

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