We don’t really think about
it on a daily basis, but the Earth is still changing all the time. It just
happens so slowly that we can’t really perceive it. But every now and then, things
speed up… a lot.
Recently, the crew of the
Maiken was enjoying a leisurely sail through the South Pacific when they
spotted a strange discoloration on the water. They moved in closer to inspect
it, but by the time they realized what it was, it was too late.
The crew of the Maiken was
sailing the South Pacific when they spotted an unusual shadow.
As they got closer, what they
had taken to be a sandbar revealed itself to be something else entirely.
A huge amount of pumice stone
was floating to the surface of the water. It looked like a beach.
They decided to get a closer
look and redirected their yacht towards it.
It looks like a beach in the
middle of the ocean!
The crew decided to sail
through it, leaving a break in the stone behind them as they went.
They wondered what could have
caused this expanse of stone to suddenly appear.
The field of pumice was
getting even larger as they passed through it. The crew had an uneasy feeling
and upped their speed.
Once they were a safe
distance away, they heard a faint rumbling. Looking back they saw water
bubbling from the surface.
The source of the pumice
stone was an underwater volcano that was actually erupting at the time!
They anchored to watch this
tremendous event. Massive plumes of smoke filled the sky.
As the smoke cleared, they
noticed something strange just at the water’s surface…
It was land!
The stunned crew couldn’t
believe what they were seeing: It was the actual birth of a new island.
They sailed a little bit
closer to see if their eyes were playing tricks on them.
But it was real. The peaks of
this new land mass were already taking form.
It was one of the rarest
They were so lucky! Not only
because they were able to witness such an impossible sight… but also because
they apparently very narrowly escaped with their lives!
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When This Boat Crew Realized What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape Alive !4.55SEEKER Friday, 26 February 2016 We don’t really think about it on a daily basis, but the Earth is still changing all the time. It just happens so slowly that we can’t rea...