Aogashima - living on a powder keg

• Aogashima - living on a powder keg

I would like to raise a serious subject as the Motherland. For many people, it is something more than just a place of residence. It is the anchor that holds us as if in place, regardless of whether we are linked socially to these edges or not. For example, it is difficult to understand why the inhabitants of the island of Aogashima centuries lived in this corner, to which has not yet been reached civilization.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg

By the way, it's pretty entertaining place. It located in the Philippine Sea, the southernmost point of Japan. It is surrounded by warm currents, and therefore there was formed a subtropical climate.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg Aogashima - living on a powder keg

No less interesting is the history of the appearance of the island. Aogashima formed due to eruption of several submarine volcanoes. That is not the land beneath their feet, and the volcanic massif. However, even this type of ground was overgrown with lush vegetation and pleasant to the eye, not only local residents, but also the few extreme tourists. Because in order to get to Aogashimy, you have to be really a daredevil and a lover of solitude. First, the island is quite difficult to reach by swimming, there is only one berth, and the bad weather becomes "nepriomnym". Some travelers get to Aogashime helicopters, but it's pretty expensive.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg

But, even finally got to the island, the risks do not end there. Aogashima - a place where the "doze" active volcanoes. Last eruption was in the 18th century, resulting in lost almost half of the local residents. And they never had much - before the island is home to about three hundred natives, and now even less - about two hundred people. And at any moment the volcano can wake up! Can you imagine what this risk.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg Aogashima - living on a powder keg

And even if all cost, do not lose sight of the everyday dangers. Losing careful can burn steam from the hot springs, of which there is enough to get in or too hot for coastal ...

Aogashima - living on a powder keg

Why go to such a dangerous place? - you ask.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg

In fact, the attractions of the island is also sufficient. In Aogashime unreal beautiful nature and interesting live animals and birds, which can be viewed just like that, without any zoos. By the way, they are not dangerous.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg

Another island attracts with its saunas and geothermal sources - can and swim due to the geological characteristics of the terrain, and not engineering works.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg

Also Aogashima - a paradise for divers and fishermen. The underwater world of the island is no less rich and exciting than the surface.

And if you think well, it's still a big question - where to live is more dangerous: in stone civilized jungle or in vivo.

Aogashima - living on a powder keg Aogashima - living on a powder keg