a pic a day (day 11)

anak krakatau from sunda strait, born in 1927, spewed thick plume of ashes, hot gases and rocks intermittently in january 2011. a record breaking growth rate of 6.8 meters per year, it now sits uncomfortably idle, more than 300 meters above sea level on the krakatau caldera, formed from the aftermath of the 1883 eruptions.
the total silence of the periodic eruptions was making me alarmingly dreadful but spiritually at peace even though i was 2.5 km away on the semi comfort of water monitor/snake infested and uninhabited black lava sand, pumice scattered beach of pulau sertung, formerly known as verlaten island. it had a certain sort of grandeur ever willing to unleashed its fury and unthinkable destruction, but not that day. it was also the moment i found out of how miniscule and unimportant i am in the grand scheme of things.

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