Birth of an Island

I’m late to the party here but sailing through a sea of pumice deserves comment.

Yesterday reported (also picked up by About: Sailing) on a boating blog kept by the crew of the Maiken enroute from San Francisco to Australia. On the passage east of Fiji the boat sailed through an ocean of floating stone and took pictures. The following day they sited a volcanic island rising from the sea and sailed close to photograph it. Frankly, closer than I might considering the amount of pumice they sailed through the previous day. 

I haven’t yet read the blog but the photos are phenomenal and well worth viewing.

Wake through a sea of pumice.
Wake through a sea of pumice.
Photo attribution: Frederick Fransson.

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