Mt Bromo (1) by leananiemand

Mt Bromo (1)

I packed up and left Probolinggo, but when I got to the turn-off for Mt Bromo, I changed my mind and decided to go up there after all. Instead of cycling there, I found another real cheap hotel to leave my bicycle, and I grabbed a motorbike taxi to the top of the mountain. Although I visited Mt Bromo 6 years ago while cycling Indonesia, I thought it worth my while to pay it another visit. Although it was a most spectacular ride up the mountain, it was a rather unsuccessful day when it came to taking pictures. I'm of the opinion that the pictures I took 6 years ago came out miles better. In any event, it was still spectacular and remains a sight to behold. As one enters the vast caldera, the fume-belching cone of Mt Bromo stares you right in the face and, from a distance, one can hear the hissing and splattering of the volcano. A short trek across the sand and up to the summit brings you to the brim of the crater, where you can gaze down into the belly of the beast. It splatters and roars while steam and smoke rise high above the cone.
Then it was back down the mountain, past the vegetable plantation, and one wonders just how they manage to farm on such steep terrain. Up on the mountain, it is an entirely different feel from the lowlands, as it is much cooler, wet and misty, with blanket-clad farmers on horseback inspecting their farmlands. Wooden houses on stilts cling precariously to the mountainside, and red-cheeked kids skip their way to school.
What an amazing viewpoint!
January 23rd, 2017  
Brilliant.
January 23rd, 2017  
What a view! It looks like you're right on the edge.
January 23rd, 2017  
Impressive
January 23rd, 2017  
Stunning view !
January 23rd, 2017  
Crikey that is a place to remember!
January 23rd, 2017  
Fantastic Leanna.
January 23rd, 2017  
What a great perspective
January 23rd, 2017  
Amazing capture, love the view.
January 23rd, 2017  
I love how you can get so close. In Australia, there would be a million fences.
January 24th, 2017  
brilliant, worth going up there
January 24th, 2017  
A great shot of the crater including the sulfurous fumes.
January 24th, 2017  
Gosh, that is one spectacular shot of an active volcano.
January 24th, 2017  
Amazing capture...
January 24th, 2017  
What an incredible view point!
January 30th, 2017  
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