In November 2006, the yacht 'Maiken' was traveling in the South
Pacific when they came across a weird sight -
... It was sand in the water, and the sand was floating ON TOP of the
This is not a beach; it is floating on the water.
The trail left by the yacht..through the sand
And then this was spotted... Ash and steam rising from the ocean...
And, while they were watching...
A brand new island formed....
A plume of black ash...
Tonga volcanic eruption seen by yacht crew 08 Nov 2006, 18:07
Can you imagine the thrill of being the first & only people to see a
new island being created , seemingly from nowhere?
Mother Nature in all her amazing spleandour!!! An awesome sight to behold.