Aeolian Islands Juy 4-7
The Aeolian Islands are a group of seven volcanic islands that are part of a huge ridge that runs from Mounts Atna. They are noted for their spectacular volcanic formations, cobalt blue water, and, especially volcanic activities on two of the islands that are still active. Our plan was to sail through the islands with stops at two of the islands, Stromboli and Filicudi, and then head west to do our long passage to Sardinia. We visited Stromboli first. Minor eruptions still continue on a steady basis on this island, and as we approached the island we could hear low rumblings, followed by puffs of smoke. The island has the usual volcanic cone shape, but eruptions occur at not just the peak but at many craters around it.