Sunday, 16 December 2012


Alex and I hike up a volcano for a marshmallow roast and steam bath.  The hike was 4 km, mostly up.  Think a 4 km flight of stairs.  We were the oldest in our group and the horse rental vendors centered their attention on us.   We made it under our own power, but one woman, less then 1/2 our age took them up on a ride.  Our group was truly international, with visitors from Israel, Italy, Netherlands, etc.  The Italian acted as interpreter for the non-Spanish speaking persons as the guide spoke very limited English.  the average age was in the mid 20's.  Alex and I did well for the geriatrics in the group.

View of the valley surrounded by volcanoes.

Geo-thermal power generation plant, uses steam produced by the Volcano.

The path with the volcano in the background.

Nearing the top of our hike, above the tree line.

Our guide prepares our roast marshmallows in a volcano vent.

Yum, yum.

I enjoy a short steam bath in a small vent.

1 comment:

meanders said...

So glad to see you back in action and excited about your trip across the Atlantic. I look forward to more posts as you prepare for and eventually cast off.