Apologies, our pics are less NatGeo and more UsGeo, but Mani’s old Sony DSLR of the time tried its best. So these are the geologically important Strombolian eruptions that have been going on for 2000 years - the explosive ejection of super-heated rocks and stones that fascinated both of us in geography class, miles apart, in neighboring countries. And this is the reason we really went out of our way to experience “The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean“, as the Romans called it, for ourselves. See, school geography *is* useful. 🌋
But do google ‘Stromboli 2002’ if red lava flowing down the Sciara del Fuoco floats your boat. We would have loved to see that and did see some red rocks hurling down the side and sizzling in the sea, but really I’d rather be far far away when a really big lava flow gets going, however much I love this fiery, hot cone sitting in the middle of nowhere. .