Karangetang 8.6.2009 - 11.6.2009

departing by boat to Siau island from Manado

bypassing frequently active Ruang island

arrival at Siau- Ulu harbour

Ulu siau - main village

drying the famous nutmeg

frequently used harbour

Ulu market

street life

fish market

local bus transportation

native farmers house - trailhead for approaching the Volcano

southern view from Karangetangs flank

summit view

starry skies - a rare view between tropical rainfalls

small ash eruption in the middle of the night

gathering coconuts...

Strombolian eruption

all night Dome glow

steaming into the morning

view from the observatory