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October 21st 2005
Published: October 21st 2005
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Well it´s another grey day in Villarica - I´m dying to see this volcano, the photos and postcards I´ve seen make it look pretty impressive. Spent the morning at Lake Villarica, hoping that the weather would clear, but no dice as yet. The forecast for tomorrow looks good, though, so keep an eye out for volcano photos soon. Apparently Volcan Villarica is the second most frequently exploding volcano in SA, and also the most violent when it does explode. The town hall has a bit volcano alert system - at the moment we´re only on green alert, but you can never be too sure with volcanoes....


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Lake VillaricaLake Villarica
Lake Villarica

No view of the volcano as yet...
long walk off a short pierlong walk off a short pier
long walk off a short pier

the weather ain´t great, but the view....
boat harbourboat harbour
boat harbour

mind you, it´s only about 8 inches deep
black sand beachesblack sand beaches
black sand beaches

the sand and the rest of the soil in Villarica is a gritty volcanic black sand.
a coot of some sorta coot of some sort
a coot of some sort

the waterbirds are similar here to Australia, with subtle differences
lakesidelakeside
lakeside

the vegetation lakeside is kept pretty well manicured by the birds


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