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January 29, 2016

Strangely Stacked Piles Of Rocks Stay Put Whilst We Are Almost Blown Away…

Filed under: ICELAND,Icelandic Landscape,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Following yesterday’s post, Family Kiwidutch are exploring a small section of Iceland.

There is a massive “interior” of the country that is so rough that even with a four wheel drive vehicle tourists are prohibited from entering.

Iceland is far bigger than we expected so even the tiny snippet of the country that we are taking in at the moment, will amount to a very long day trip.

We started out from our hotel in Reykjavik heading towards Laugarvatin, the countryside is changing and the weather is unpredictable but the scenery is so amazing we are captivated by it’s bleak beauty.

We stop at the Pingvallavatn lake and Himself and the kids get out of the car to stretch their legs.

The real reason they want to get out and walk is because the entire lake edge is filled with small rocks piled up like cairns, hundreds of them, and our curiosity is piqued.
Their attempts to “take a short walk” to the strange little rock piles are however well and truly thwarted by the wind that is gusting so strongly they are struggling to stay upright.

We already knew it was windy before they got out, Himself had been exclaiming loudly as he drove that he had to grip the steering wheel very tightly to control the car as we were buffeted by large gusts. I take photographs of the children attempting to make their own cairns, the photos are edited of course for reasons of family privacy, and the trip was two years ago, so they have grown and are not so recognisable anyway. I have no idea if these piles of rocks are something that have been built up by visitors over many years so if there is some other reason behind their formation. It’s a very blustery mystery…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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1 Comment »

  1. Beautiful that’s Great work…

    Comment by v4vikey — January 29, 2016 @ 4:43 am | Reply


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