@Sigita - that one photo taken today looks like a hand-puppet - any one heard off Sooty (& Sweep)?! ;)
Anita...was that €120 charge for taking you from one of the neighbouring islands? I as as that seems rather expensive. To put into context, in July i booked one of the boats specifically to go to Ginostra, drop off and collect late in the evening (23.30) and return to the Ficogrande jetty. Times were out with ‘tourist times’ so it was 2 special trips. The cost was €75...
im sure a new vent has just opened on the slope
Didn't get a picture of the bird. Looked liked the yeti until it moved and saw it's beak.
Fantastic, fiery plumes tonight! Smokin!
Ania.. Out of curiosity, I'm puzzled... Where did you go to get a 2 person 120 Euro trip to Sciara del Fuoco ?
Thanks Mike H. That's very helpful info. Last year I had to cancel our boat trip due to bad weather conditions. I'm glad I did, because the guy wanted charge me 120€ for 2 people... So I'll definitely check these huts this time.
did anyone else get a picture of the bird? he doesn't seem bothered by the noise and commotion
hopefully that bird aint there with a bigger eruption or we gonna get a live fried bird :O
Bird in the picture
Ania. At the port opposite The Ossidiana Hotel there are 3 'beach hut' type buildings selling tickets for daily, evening trips to the Sciara Del Fuoco. The trip costs 20 Euros per person. The boat trip departs at 8.30pm and returns at about 10pm. In essence, just rock up at the ticket offices and buy a ticket from any of the booths. Depending on numbers you can go the same day or choose a day that suits you. Remember though, these are only small boats. If the sea conditions are even a tad rough they cannot sail however you don't lose your 20 Euro, you just wait for a night when the conditions are good to sail. (Even though I'd already been on the trip, one night I was having a beer at the hotel. At 7pm I wandered over to one of ticket offices and asked "any room left tonight" The reply was "yeah sure, 20 Euro please"...Stunning, simply stunning ...
No wonder that the old romans thought that it was the smithy of a god inside a vulcano. The sound certainly would suggest it.
P400? Could you explain. Thank you.
Khalil, can you share something more about that boat trip? Was it someone from the local guys in stromboli, how long did it take etc?
@Khalil Sounds like a really exciting experience, can you tell me what p400 is, I am presuming it is a level that you can go to, We will be going next month too, so am gathering all the info I can.
Yes Mary, I wanna do the boat trip at the dusk. Today I need to rest to be 100% cause I wanna spent a couple of hours in P400.