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An Island within a Lake on an Island within a Lake on an Island
January 23, 2014 12:19 PM   Subscribe

Vulcan Point in the Philippines is the world's largest island within a lake (Main Crater Lake) that is situated on an island (Volcano Island, aka Taal Island) located in a lake (Lake Taal) within an island (Luzon). It also happens to be one of the cones of the active Taal Volcano, so Vulcan Point is also the world’s largest volcano in a lake (Main Crater Lake) on a volcano (Taal Volcano). And Main Crater Lake also happens to be the largest lake on an island (Volcano Island) in a lake (Lake Taal) on an island (Luzon). Got that? If not, here's a series of images that provides a handy guide to the location of the nested parts of this complex volcano, which is a beautiful place, but still very much active.
posted by filthy light thief (21 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Previously-ish.
 
posted by Herodios at 12:25 PM on January 23


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posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 12:28 PM on January 23 [10 favorites]


Even more previously-ish.
posted by languagehat at 12:28 PM on January 23


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posted by radwolf76 at 12:39 PM on January 23 [2 favorites]


FLT's pics are better.
 
posted by Herodios at 12:41 PM on January 23


My sentimental counter-example: giant body of water Lake Superior holds the giant island Isle Royale, which surrounds Lake Desor, which has a few islands in the middle.

When I hiked it I was hopeful that the largest un-named island had a pond hidden behind the trees, but I didn't have a boat so I couldn't go look.
posted by wenestvedt at 12:55 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]


Hmm. This seemingly unnamed island on a lake on Glover Island in Grand Lake on the island of Newfoundland looks bigger than 40 m, which is the size given for Vulcan Point.

I like this kind of thing!
posted by erlking at 1:04 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]


Previously-ish.

Even more previously-ish.


This can be very much in the spirit of the post if we change our unary recursion to binary. Thoughts on an appropriate secondary element?

I suggest post->blog->post->blog->post->{...}
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:05 PM on January 23


It's islands and lakes all the way down!
posted by Mister_A at 1:06 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]


Something else I already knew about by obsessively watching QI.
posted by doctor_negative at 1:12 PM on January 23


. . . Lake Superior holds the giant island Isle Royale, which surrounds Lake Desor, which has a few islands in the middle. When I hiked it I was hopeful that the largest un-named island had a pond hidden behind the trees, but I didn't have a boat so I couldn't go look.

It was not to be.
 
posted by Herodios at 1:20 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]


I think the Vulcan Point Fine Arts League needs to mount a production of Victor Victoria.
posted by sonascope at 1:23 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]


A few years back I made a point to take a canoe trip to Lake Windigo, which is on Star Island, inside Cass Lake, in northern Minnesota. It was very interesting and was home to a colony of startlingly big sunfish, which made delicious fish tacos.
posted by norm at 3:27 PM on January 23 [1 favorite]


There's no way Newfoundlanders would call that thing on Glover Island a lake. Anything that size is a pond in the local toponymy: my lasting linguistic tic from four years on the Rock.
posted by cardboard at 3:27 PM on January 23


Lake Windigo...startlingly big sunfish

I camp on Star Island every summer, and I can corroborate that the sunfish are absurdly large in Lake Windigo, which sits inside Star Island, which sits in Cass Lake, which is actually a wide spot in the Mississippi River and, oddly enough, 40 miles or so North of the headwaters (the river starts out north and heads south soon after leaving Cass Lake.
posted by mcstayinskool at 4:25 PM on January 23 [2 favorites]


Superjail!
posted by umberto at 4:40 PM on January 23


Are there actually any bodies of water that qualify as a lake in Newfoundland?
posted by jamincan at 5:25 PM on January 23


Herodios: It was not to be.

DAMMIT. *sigh*
posted by wenestvedt at 7:41 PM on January 23


Recursion ftw!!!!
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 7:54 PM on January 23


four years on the Rock

Is Newfoundland pretty...rural?
posted by stinkfoot at 6:06 AM on January 24


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posted by homunculus at 4:42 PM on January 27


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