from Google Earth
En route to the Philippines
It has been a while since we travelled to a lake landscape.
Let’s do it, but far from here, far away.
Let’s venture on an island in a lake, on an island in a lake in an island.
A puzzle? No, it is a landscape inside a lake formed by the crater of a volcano on an island located inside a lake.
On the large Luzon island there is the Taal lake, inside which there is the Volcano Island, with a crater which over time, having accumulated a lot of rainwater, has turned into a lake, out of which Vulcan Point Island emerges, a 40-meter islet: here is the island in the island in the island.
Oddities and uniqueness
A unique water landscape, entered in the Guinness Book of Records for being “the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the world”.
A sort of unique Chinese box, not only for its size, but also for its decidedly bizarre geological history: just a few hundred years ago it was part of the ocean, which is a far from usual event.
Precisely because of this peculiarity, the lake is home to a unique fauna, such as sea serpents capable of living in fresh water. Not only that, until its extinction in 1930, a population of sharks inhabited the lake.
The decidedly particular landscape of the Luzon island is also very “animated”: only in the course of 2022 it was it struck by a hurricane, an earthquake and by the violent and sudden eruption of the Bulusan volcano.