Initially we drove to a pull up spot to look at it, all grey and black pumice. Not what you would normally rave about but beautiful in it's own way.
We then took the short walk through the ancient lava flows, all twisted and knotted. I kept trying to imagine it as boiling hot lava. You could see nature reclaiming it, growing on the now fertile ground.
I thoroughly enjoyed this eerie landscape and recommend it, particularly thinking of how the life cycle of this volcano and crater go hand in hand with that of the ancient people who lived in the area.
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