2 weeks ago
Thursday, August 17, 2006
After a soaking rain, the thick blanket of moss which covers the impossibly rugged lava fields turns a brilliant green. There are lava fields like this over much of Iceland. Now cooled and hardened, the black lava beds now hide caves, deep crevices and dangerous ankle-turning loose rocks. There are little, narrow roads which precariously wind through, up & down its sudden abrupt surfaces but they are risky to take your car on. Some have no place to turn around, or have steep blind hills to highbottom or bottom out on. But the view is irresistably beautiful, stark, desolate, and one I long to see again.