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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Bear Islands, Scoresby Sund, East Greenland

This is nothing to do with Stonehenge, but everything to do with glacial geomorphology.  A fabulous image of part of the Bear Islands archipelago, in Hall Bredning, where several large outlet glaciers have converged and expanded from their spectacular troughs out into the vast open spaces of Scoresby Sund.  I could give a whole glacial geomorphology lecture about this one photo, but not now, since the sauna is ready, the hour is late,  and it's time for a good sweat........


Myris said...

Is that the site of your novel? (not the CRyf one) but the Greenland one.
Actually that would be really nice to see the locations of the novel -to see if our mental images are close to the real thing.

Talking of novels I have just amused myself with reading about the the hitching posts of our water-on-the-brain latest post (think The Grand Canal Venice and Mahler) I do so love the map showing the direct water route from P Hills to SH and then feeries being tied to the hitching posts -pity he has forgotten the Kelpies, a ten kelpiepower boat to ferry the stones etc?- would make as much sense as the rest. Does not follow through.

Plus of course all this is being supressed by establishment sloppy scientists,(they do exist of course but are generally not well organised). Bring Back Gary Denke or 'AK at least we have real apocalypse rubbish with the first and I miss the second (when I am not being him).

Do read.

Thank you for the Welsh I guess the Welsh word blyyththdd and blithe are cognates.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Myris -- I have a number of galleries on the web showing East Greenland as it is, and maybe not as you imagine it!

Try these:

The "Acts of God" web site has a number of photo galleries attached. Enjoy!!

Myris said...

Very nice
Yes I imagined the Bear Islands to be flat and low nothing like the splendid real thing.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Yes, the strange thing is that of the 11 or so islands in the archipelago, some of them are indeed low and bare and flat (a bit like parts of the Norwegian Strandflat), whereas others have these extraordinary pinnacled ridges on them.....