Thursday, 19 January 2012

La Plage de Tremblet et la route des laves, Reunion/ The frozen lava next to Tremblet in Reunion

In the south-east part of Reunion island, close to the crater of the active volcano Piton de la Fournaise one may visit and walk on the frozen lava...There are signs indicating the eruption year at different places. On advice of a friend we stopped close to the beach of Tremblet, where the 2007 eruption took place.
After a walk in a very greeny scenery we arrived on a beach: partly covered with black sand, partly with the frozen lava from 2007. The lava went up to the sea here...the colours in the lava stones were really breathtaking! We were told that there was so much lava that came out in 2007,  that the road was covered with 10 meters of it!

7 comments:

Barb said...

A wonderful crab's eye view of the lava and the sea! It looks like difficult walking.

Filip Demuinck said...

Reminds me a bit of the lava in Lanzarotte.

Greetings,
Filip

betchai said...

beautiful pictures, lava right next to the sea, i wish to see something like this someday.

AVCr8teur said...

The sand is so unique on the beach. It looks like fine lava powder. I have never seen dotted leaves before and of different colors. Beautiful!

To answer your question about my butterfly post, they migrate to these trees every year out in nature so it is not a special butterfly garden. Thank you for visiting!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice pictures Janna,
lovely place for a photographer.

Greetings, Joop

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Jana,
Wonderful all these shots!!
Nice to see the coast line with the special effect of the lava on the ground,
Picture 5 is amazing with the green colors and the lava rocks.

Greetings, Marco

papillon said...

The contrast between the lava and the green nature is stunning. I always love to watch the crabs when they come out of their little cave and throw away a handful of sand and stones...