When the sailors realized this, it was too late
Our planet hides many secrets and mysteries. At times, the Earth is like a living creature that lives its special life and from time to time surprises us with something new.
The yacht Maiken cruised the Pacific Ocean. The weather was windless and sunny, so the ship’s crew enjoyed the journey. But one day the travelers witnessed an unusual phenomenon. When the crew of this ship was preparing to sail in the South Pacific, people had no idea that they would witness something unusual!
A sailor on a course in the Pacific Ocean drew the captain's attention to an unusual phenomenon on the starboard. It was decided to swim closer to a strange place - the team did not even suspect that they were waiting further.
Ocean water suddenly began to change its color. At first it seemed that a small shadow had just fallen on the waves. But the sky was clear, and only a few white clouds were visible on the horizon.
Then an incomprehensible dark spot spread across the ocean. At first it looked like a spreading oil or oil. But there was not a single ship nearby. And the spot itself continued to grow. At first the sailors thought it was a shallow. But when they came closer, they found something completely different! A strange sight opened up to the crew. On the surface of the water floated a lot of small pebbles!
From a hundred meters away the captain decided that he came across a sandbank. However, in the immediate vicinity it turned out quite differently. It turned out that the water around is covered with frozen volcanic foam - pumice. About pumice was a separate post.
A whole field of pumice appeared on the ocean smooth surface, as if the shore suddenly materialized in the middle of the expanse of water. At times it even seemed that the yacht flew stranded. Only the clear-water bald patch behind the ship reminded me that it was not a shallow, but floating volcanic foam.
What they witnessed was truly amazing! It was a huge amount of pumice on the surface of the water! From the side it looked like land! They decided to see this phenomenon, and sent the ship directly to this place!
But what happened next can be called the boundary between life and death. Why did it appear so suddenly?
When they sailed through this formation, they noticed that it began to expand. The crew decided to increase the speed of the ship in order to quickly get out of there! Seeing that the pumice stone around was becoming more and more, the travelers decided to get out of this place as soon as possible. The captain noticed a strip of clear water running through the pumice field and decided to send the ship straight along it.
The team decided not to risk it and added speed, trying to quickly get out of a strange field. And it was the right decision. Behind the stern there was a muffled roar, as if a bomb had exploded under the water.
The hastiness of the navigators was justified, because after a few minutes they witnessed the eruption of an underwater volcano! The water on the horizon shook, and a powerful column of smoke and steam hit the sky.
Volcanic lava began to break through to the surface, which instantly froze, forming a new island.
So in the middle of the ocean a new section of land appeared. If the captain stayed in the pumice field for at least a couple of minutes, the yacht would be right in the center of the eruption.That's what is called - lucky!
The crew looked spellbound at the birth of a new island. It really was awesome! They began to realize how lucky they were in time to get out of there!
Of course, a terrific story, but very similar to an implausible tale. Well floated on pumice cluster, okay. But the fact that right in a couple of minutes there was an eruption and an island appeared. Somehow looks like a fiction.