Saturday, July 14, 2012

Herdísarvík, part 1 of 4

Herdísarvík is a former farm that used to belong to the poet Einar Benediktsson (1864-1940) but is now the property of the University of Iceland. This small summer-house is available to university staff for use. 

The landscape and nature along the southern coast of Reykjanes is beautiful. From the house there is a short walk down to the sea, where the waves crash against an ancient lava flow.
This series continues tomorrow.



Here soil has covered the lava but is now being washed away little by little by the tides.
Shapes like this are more commonly seen inland where wind and rain are eroding the topsoil:


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