Sunday, August 03, 2014
Flying home from
Singapore on a rare daytime flight,
I was fortunate enough to pass over easternmost Java in a window seat. Unfortunately, although I was looking for
volcanoes, one effect of volcanoes (or any large mountain) in the tropics is
that they tend to generate rainfall, so most of them were mostly obscured by
cloud. Despite this, I did get some
glimpses here or there through the clouds.
And the coastlines and reefs of Java, Bali, and Lombok
were fantastic in any case.
The first picture, taken over eastern Java, shows Balarang in the upper left. Ijen and Raung are covered in cloud, as is most of the western
Bali hills beyond.
In the second picture,
Angung on Bali is barely peeking out
of the clouds on the far left, while Mt.
Rijani on Lombok can be seen protruding from the clouds in the center