This footage of a small boat trying to escape the gas cloud set up by the Stromboli volcanic eruption is terrifying. Forgottenman has just informed me that the people in the boat are safe. Phew. He is the one who sent me this link after I posted the previous one of the volcano erupting. Patti just reminded me that as we passed this volcano two weeks ago it was pointed out to us that it was still active. I think I’m thankful not to have witnessed this event.
A few days ago, I asked what you thought the photo below was and promised to let you know the answer later. You gave some great guesses, but scroll down to see what it really is:
Click on the first photo below to enlarge the photos and see these incredible Mayan Pole Flyers. When you get back to the first photo, click on the X at the upper right to come back to this page as there are two videos at the bottom of the post.
Last photo. Now click on the X at top right to go back to see the videos.
I first saw these Mayan Pole Flyers from Veracruz in the park in Mexico City, but a month or so ago, when I took a stroll on the malecon in Ajijic, they were performing there as well. I imagine it might have been quite a feat of engineering to get the 30-meter pole installed securely enough to support all their weight. Here are videos of their performance. Unfortunately, you’ll have to tilt your device (or head) sideways to see it.
Forgottenman posted an interesting blog yesterday and updated it tonight with a couple of new video links, including a video of Robert Reich on the topic given above in my title and another commentary by Trae Crowder.
HERE is the link to forgottenman’s blog post. Once there, you will find the links to Robert Reich and Trae Crowder as well.