Google Street view has always been a lot of fun to play with. I’ve used it to scout places I’ve never been, or places I’m planning to go. I’ve even used it to revisit places I’ve been in the past. It’s never really like being there, but it’s often “close enough.”
In this case, there’s part of me that would love to go to this location, to see it up close and personal, but a couple of things are preventing that.
- It’s an active volcano – and when it’s my turn to die, it won’t be because I fell in a pool of molten rock.
- This location is the Marum crater on Ambrym – an island a thousand miles off the coast of Australia – and it’s not part of my 2017 tour itinerary.
The photos are remarkable though.
A pair of explorers took a Google street view camera with them on their little trip. Chris Horsley, one of the explorers says “I hope that by putting this place on the map people will realize what a beautiful world we live in.”
It’s easy for us to appreciate the beauty of the world, living in The Okanagan, but we don’t have an active volcano, so I’m sharing this with you – Click the picture to see the volcano up close.