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analogue wednesday #73

búðir

surveying the beach near búðir, where the lava meets the sea.

analogue wednesday #72

Hiking between Hellnar and Arnarstapi

Hiking between Hellnar and Arnarstapi

Hiking between Hellnar and Arnarstapi

freezing our fingers and toes hiking between hellnar and arnarstapi, but it was well worth it for all the lava fields, covered in fluffy moss!

molten rock

having spent a couple of months going over daniela’s geology lessons in preparation for her national exams a few years ago, it all came rushing back to me in iceland. first, the black stones and sand that adorn residential gardens in reykjavik, and then later, out on the road.

the first lava field we drove by was a thrill of recognition, its spiky edges talking of semi-viscous, slow-moving a’a lava. then came the familiar slopes of old volcanos, the ropey waves of fluid pahoehoe lava, the neat geometrical columns formed by the quick cooling of basaltic lava…

all so familiar in theory, and yet, so foreign in practice.

volcanoes in iceland

volcanoes in iceland
volcanoes in iceland

volcanoes in iceland

volcanoes in iceland

volcanoes in iceland

volcanoes in iceland

in a different life, i think i could have been a geologist!