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Monday, 14 July 2014

Tindholmur -- half an island is better than nothing

 I found this amazing image on the web --the island of Tindholmur in the Faroes.  Click to enlarge.  Many of the islands in the Faroes archipelago are really mountain tops or mountain ridges sticking up out of the sea, and marine erosion is so powerful here (having been in operation since these lavas were emplaced in the Tertiary) that many ridges and islands have quite literally been chopped in half.  Coasts facing west and north have been particularly vulnerable.

Tindholmur is a classic example of "half an island", with the old mountainside on the left in the photo, and a vertical sea cliff to the right.

Here is another photo, from the other side of the island.


3 comments:

BRIAN JOHN said...

You should have stuck to your guns! There is more to life than the fleshpots of Saigon -- and more to Torshavn than broken down wooden sheds. Quite a nice little town -- and the scenery and bird life are really quite something....

Mind you, it does rain a lot....

BRIAN JOHN said...

Above comment relates to one from Myris, saying he was once tempted by a holiday brochure to take a holiday in the Faroes.....

Constantinos Ragazas said...

Beautiful photos Brain. Thanks for sharing!

Kostas