Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Island Reported in the South Pacific

Wow, this is just one of those exciting news weeks.

According to news reports, a new volcanic island has been reported in the South Pacific, near Tonga.

A private yacht first encountered the island, and posted pictures on their weblog.

They reported sailing through a sea of pumice, then seeing lightning and fire in the sky, and finally seeing a view of the new peak rising from the ocean. More pics are available at the original blog.

What a wild experience. I've been wanting to sail through the South Pacific ever since reading Kon-Tiki; this just heightens my desire even more. To check out a new island! Imagine!

I wonder who will be the first group to actually set foot on the island?

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