Monday, July 23, 2012

Kálfshamarsvík, part 3

Kálfshamarsvík is a natural trap for driftwood and all kinds of ocean debris and you can often find some interesting stuff on the beach, although you will mostly find weathered old plastic items, tangled nets and floats. 

This bobbin from a trawl net is rusting away in a pond just above the shore.
The source of the pond is fresh water but it is rendered brackish by the sea which washes into it during storms and high waves. These bobbins are very heavy and it must have taken some pretty powerful waves to carry it over the isthmus between the beach and the pond, or perhaps it was rolled there by people.



Here someone was clearly having some fun with a piece of driftwood and an old boot. 
The lighthouse can be glimpsed in the background.


The remains of an old winch lie rusting on the beach.

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