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Old 09-11-2006, 09:25   #1
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Sailing Through Pumice - Incredible!!

OK - I know this must be a common experience for some of you old salts...

S/Y Maiken encounters a new volcanic island in the South Pacific. Amazing!!

http://www.matangitonga.to/article/t...n_081106.shtml

And their web log...
http://yacht-maiken.blogspot.com/200...d-volcano.html

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Old 09-11-2006, 11:31   #2
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I doubt many Old salts would have encountered something like that.
I would have thought with todays technology, that satillites should surely be able to see something like this well in advance of it piercing the surface.
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Nothing like a sea of pumice, but did spend a day drifting towards an active volcano, while we sorted out some major condenseritis. Blew a bunch of condenser tubes when we steamed through a herd of jellyfish. IIRC, it was in your neighbourhood Wheels.

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