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November 2002 - Arenal Volcano Costa Rica
Our first good digital camera was used on this trip and was the first time we could snap numerous photos without worrying about cost or running out of film.
Arenal Volcano regularly spewed enormous amounts of lava, gas and ash while we were there and it was very strange to feel "the earth move" as you soaked in the hot springs at the resort in Tabacon.
But then in 2010 that eruptive cycle – which began with the infamous eruption of 1968 – ended. In October 2010, Arenal entered into an indeterminate resting phase. For the time being, visitors will be unable to watch the much-loved explosions, although that could change within a matter of months or years.