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Tungurahua erupts!

Posted by Susanna On December - 6 - 2010

“He that can have Patience, can have what he will.” Benjamin Franklin once said. And he was right. As a few friends of you know I am waiting since two days to see the active volcano Tungurahua near Baños erupting at night. At day time I’ve seen it but it is way more memorable at night. It is supposed to be one of these spectacles you will never forget. I’ve seen volcano’s, walked on cold lava but never seen it actually through up red. But to be worth to see it you will need patience I had to learn. And patience is not my strongest virtue! Two days I went up tho mountains to different view points freezing and hoping but being disappointed by rain and even more clouds. Until today. This was supposed THE day! In the morning I moved for a couple of days to the mountains to lovely Casa Amarilla. From here you have the best view over Baños. The hosts were not at home when I arrived on my horse but I used the time to check out the path to the Virgin view point. In within 15min you can hike to the statue of the Virgin Mary who watches over the city. From here it is possible to see the volcano by night. As we have the saying in Germany: “All good things are three.” I tried again. Even though my hosts ask me for staying at home I insisted and was rewarded with a 20-30min spectacle of its own. And while watching the exploding volcano a shooting star directly fall over it. I could not believe what I was witnessing but I made quickly a wish and was grateful to experience this phenomenal power of nature. I was able to make few photos but live it was way better especially with the thunder sound the volcano made. After 30min the sky started to cloud again… So I was very very lucky…

Virgin view point

Volcano Tungurahua erupting

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“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.”
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