Imagine that beautifully serene bay as a boiling cauldron of death. It’s hard to believe, but that was the case during the 1902 eruption of Mt. Peleé on the island of Martinique.
Hot magma rising from the earth’s core and a pyroclastic flow speeding down from Mt. Pelée left nowhere to run. It was a tremendous tragedy costing the lives of over 30,000 residents in under 2 minutes.
Now, just south of town there's a gorgeous overlook that grants the view above. I could spend hours there, Ti' punch in hand, gazing back at the idyllic beauty the new St. Pierre has become.