Thanks to Sergio Ballaro, we had the opportunity to visit the lava flows from a small boat on 4 March. There had been little change in activity with respect to the previous days, but the good weather allowed some nice views of the lava flows and the growing peninsula from a different perspective.
Early morning of 3 March: Stromboli covered in thick clouds merging with the steam plume from the lava entry.
The Sciara del Fuoco on 4 March: the thick steam plume covers the lava flow.
Boiling steam at the lava entry.
Taking photos form the boat.
Zoom onto the 400 m vent.
Steam from the lava fronts in the sea.
Turbulence creating a small horizontal twister in the steam.
The lava flows and the steam plume (1).
The lava flows and the steam plume (2).
Lava flows and a helicopter for scale.
The helicopter flying in front of the lava flows.
Small littoral explosions occur sometimes where the active flow meets the sea; fragments and boiling water are thrown into the air, leaving steam trails.
Another explosion at the entry point.
The lava flow front and steam.
Visitors on a small boat.