Life finds a way
While we were in the vicinity of the volcano, we heard occasional rumblings and popping sounds - distant explosions - and twice, the plume above the volcano turned a light orangey-red - Nicolas says that's an indication of pyroclastic activity in the crater.
All in all, it was an absolutely amazing experience. I know my son and I should have been scared to be so close to an active volcano, but we weren't frightened in the least - it was too awe-inspiring!
That's it for now, but if you enjoyed these photos, stay tuned - there's lots more to come!