COME, only 6 km (one way!) of walking through the Tengger Sand Sea...
The Sand Sea is some 10 km² in total surface!
It is an area scarred by magma from a believed stratovolcano explosion 250,000 years ago!
Mount Bromo is a stratovolcano 2,329 / 7,641 ft.
Part of Java's Ring of Fire
Our driver dropped us off near the entrance...
Both of us felt sorry for the paltry and poorly fed horses; so we walked!
Volcanic ash sands covering this ancient caldera.
We both embraced this Sunday challenge!
Feet still looking clean... but we were of course covered with volcanic ash upon completion of this trip.
Looks like you're walking on the moon...
Another of the Tengger mountains is Mount Batok, the inactive volcano and green. It is 2,440 m or 8,005 ft above sea level.
Me looking back...
Below you see the Pura Luhur Poten Hindi Temple
A tribe that still to today is bringing live offerings by throwing animals and birds into the active volcano... 😡
The walk up the 250 steps to the crater rim goes slow (yes, I counted them!). They're only wide enough for 2 people, one line going up, one coming down. But it was not crowded that Sunday.
Pieter is happy for having arrived at the top for viewing the crater...
The B from Bromo to my left is kind of faded away... But we sure got there!
It is an unreal feeling for waling along the crater's rim; on the videos below you get a better idea of that as we did not capture any photos from our act.
This was on May 26, 1996 and since then several eruptions have changed the size of this crater.
That was a nice thing for our Sunday and tomorrow back to work, high in the mountains of East Java where the mushroom farm was located.
See from above where we walked: Road to Mount Bromo, Indonesia | Epic | DJI Phantom 3 4K | HD
Most people go there by 3:00 for sunrise, we have not done that... We were not in Indonesia as a tourist!
Previous visited craters:
Sikidang Crater Dieng Plateau Indonesia | from where we worked 6 days a week...
As an addition in reply to some comments about our Sandals.
Those are Loints of Holland and we still have those!
Comfort combined with supple leathers, flexible soles and springy footbeds, this ensures optimal walking comfort.
Create happiness in everyday walks and making you aware of your personal ecological footprints on the earth...