Sunday, July 15, 2012

Herdísarvík, part 2 of 4

This series continues tomorrow.
Continuing on from my last post about Herdísarvík, here are some of the things you might see if you look down on your hike through the area:

Ropy pahoehoe lava, smoothed by the tides and waves until it looks like complicated folds in a sculpture:

Never underestimate the toughness of a blade of grass. 
Here the action of persistent wind upon blades of grass has scraped grooves in the cement-like hard sand:

A fern growing in a shady hole in the lava. Had I stood a little to the right to take the photo, you would have been able to glimpse the toilet paper someone had deposited into the hole.

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