An Ocean Sailing Yacht was sailing across the South Pacific Ocean when the Crew came upon a Weird Sight totally Not Explainable. Try to Explain the Thrill of what They were Experiencing this Observation of a Natural Wonder.
As they are experiencing the Joy of quietly Sailing the “Ocean Blue” when they began Seeing a Beach that was Not on any Nautical Maps or Charts? Was this a New Frontier or Non-Explored Region not Seen by Man? But where were the Trees and Fauna?
Something was Amiss! It does Not Look like a Beach! The Windswept Beachfront Rippled over the Land was not like a Beach for there were No Tide Markings Parallel to the Waterline. But how Far away did this Strange Land go??
As they examined the Edge of the “Strange Beachfront” they Tested the Soil and it moved with the Undulations like a Floating Island. They took Soil Samples for Analysis and Amazingly it looked like Pumice from an Exploding Volcano. Floating Volcanic Stone? Where was the Volcano? The Sight was Unbelievable, but Who would Believe it, so more Pictures were Taken.
They tried to Sail through this Strange Island that just Parted like the Red Sea parted for the Children of Israel of old. No Geology Book every Explained this Phenomenon.
Then out in the Distance it was noted that Ash, Steam, Clouds and Debris began to Explode from Under the Water.
As They were Watching the Sky became more Violent and ever more Ominous. The Ocean began to Rumble Louder and the Billowing Clouds rose ever Larger.
Where there was Smoke of an Exploding Volcano, the Mountain Peaks began to Rise!
Then there came more Explosions, more Ash, and more Clouds of Smoldering Ash as the Skyline of a New Island became ever more Visible.
This was not the Creation of an Island rising up in a Century. It was not the Creation of an Island developing over a Decade. Yes, here was a Small Crew on an Sailing Yacht now the Witness and now Giving Testimony of the Creation of Mountain Peaks within Minutes.
Can you imagine the Thrill of being the First and only People to Witness a New Island erupting as it was created out of the Void of the Waters of the Sea.
Can we image the Thrill of the Divine One of Israel watching the Creation of this Planet Earth? If we can’t we ought to! The Creator wanted His Children to Experience the Wonders of Life as He did!
These Pictures were sent in an Email that has been Roaming the Internet since 2006. It took the intrepid researchers of Kol Ha Tor, to discover the “Rest of the Story”.
This journey was reported by a crewmember of the Sailing Yacht, Maiken, sailing from Vava’u Island in route to Fiji Island when they came upon a floating pumice raft caused by a volcanic eruption under the ocean. It developed into a new volcanic island in Tonga.
First noted were grainy streaks, then rocklike floating objects about the size of a fist, and then sailing into greenish lagoon like water before noting the erupting volcanic island.
The next day, after exiting and later anchoring for the evening in the Faiutukakau Bay outside of Vava’u, they then return exploring to find out what really happened. This time they saw a volcano island as the one nearest to Home Reef; a new volcanic island about a mile in length with four peaks and a central crater.
Click to the following to read the Entire Story – “Tonga Volcanic Eruption witnessed by a Yacht Crew”