my not-so-secret love of volcanoes

Not that you guys have seen it yet (ooh, what a secretive Vixie I am!) but one of the items on my life list is to visit a volcano and to see it erupt. I have not only been up a volcano and seen it erupt that very same evening - Mount Etna in Sicily on 4th September 2007, in case you were wondering - but have also been to the volcanically-and-geologically-active wonder that is Iceland, which is practically one big volcano (there are actually 130 volcanic mountains on the island - 130!!)

Despite fulfilling both of these objectives, I am still super in love with volcanoes, and I simply don't think it's enough to just see one of them erupt: I want to go and see all the volcanoes! Maybe not the extinct ones - of which there are at least 10 here in the UK - since they're probably pretty boring, maybe just the active ones... I'll add that to my life list too, but I'm not sure how close I'll get - will keep you updated. So far I have actually only really been to 1/1500 active volcanoes, so still a long way to go. 

Oh, and did you know that at any given time, there's an average of about 20 volcanoes that are erupting! Imagine that! Imagine all the eruptions I have missed in my lifetime! It's mind blowing.

While thinking about all that awesomeness, why not look at these lovely volcanic beauties I found today...


I love volcanoes.

9 hellos:

Mary C. Nasser said...

Thank you so much for featuring my volcano-inspired painting on your blog! I love volcanoes, too, and am so glad to be introduced to your blog. Isn't Iceland amazing!!

Seen Vesuvius and Kilauea, but Etna is definitely on my list!! :)

All the best,
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Full Throttle Gypsy said...

My dream is to visit Iceland one day. Now that I know how many volcanoes are there I need to plan a longer trip!!! Your blog is fantastic and fun to look around. Thank you for including my lava stone pendant in your super hot treasury on etsy!

All the best,

Rachel

SarahKelley said...

What a big dream you have! And so awesome that you've gotten such a start. I was once close enough to see an active volcano. Sadly, it was raining. All we saw was smoke and fog!

Thanks for the treasury blog:)

KrakenWhip said...

Thanks for featuring my ruffle skirt! I used to live in Naples, Italy, and I've climbed Mt. Vesuvius several times (hoping it didn't blow). I've also had a helicopter ride over Hawaii's active volcano on the big Island--that experience totally suckered me into the beauty of red and orange live lava and the awesome contrast to the pitch black pumice rock underneath. I like that you've made it a mission to see as many as you can! Happy Travels!

fingersandtoes said...

You should come to NZ with me one day, we'll go and see White Island.

Vixie said...

Mary - Etna is wonderful, I definitely recommend it!

Rachel - Thanks so much! Let me know when you're going to Iceland and we can go on a volcanic expedition!

Sarah - you're welcome!

Kristin - that is so awesome! I can't wait to visit Hawaii and see all the volcanoes - I'm uber jealous!

Vixie said...

Sarah - YES! We must! I'll start saving up :)

Siobhan said...

Volcanoes are amazing. I would love to see one up close - very jealous of you!

Vixie said...

I'll let you know when I next go visit one!

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