No I haven’t landed on the moon. This amazing landscape is taken at the foot of Mt Tavurvur. The ground is littered with centimeters of pumice stone pebbles and boulders which have been shot out of the volcano. Under the pumice are metres of ash which have buried the airstrip, golf course and many businesses.
The sea is boiling and the rocks covered in minerals. Very surreal - it certainly makes you feel small and vulnerable.
This link shows you the same view taken in October last year by Bruce Alexander, when Tavuvur reminded us of her power!!!