Fuego Volcano erupted yesterday in Guatemala.
The sight of it was life changing. Many people were out in the streets and on the roads looking, taking shots, and generally staring at a once-in-a-lifetime sight. One Guatemalan gentleman in his 60's told me he had never seen this kind of activity in his whole life. He was thrilled to be able to witness it.
The sound of it will remain with me for a long time. It was like grumpy thunder that just never stopped grumbling. Deep throated roaring that you could hear miles away.
Clouds moved in as evening wore on, obscuring the lava flows and eventually the cone. I haven't even seen anything like this in movies with all the whoop-dee-doo special effects man has created to create something astounding. Maybe there is a lesson to be learnt here. Mother Nature has all the special effects up her sleeve that she can pull out whenever she wants. Beats paying the prices at the theatres.
Today Fuego looks calm, though she is shrouded in clouds. Everyone here in Antigua is still looking upward to see if there will be anymore angry rumblings from the volcano gods.