Further adventures of the EAPSI group! 11 of us ventured over to the island of Java, Indonesia during the holiday weekend of Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of the breaking of fast. After a three hour bus drive, we entered a high-speed boat and sailed over the smooth Indian Ocean towards Krakatoa, a volcano that although from a distance looks small and quaint, boosts the reputation of having the highest growth rates of any volcano in the world (avg. 6.8 meters a year!). Besides its alarming rapid growth, Krakatoa deceives in it's size, as the other 'islands' surrounding its cone actually represent the flanks of it's original, much larger, life, before the catastrophic eruption in 1883.
The 1883 Eruption: