Saturday, September 10, 2016


  Water isn't the only thing that falls down the mountains.  We saw a few places where avalanche barriers were built to keep a town from being in the path of tons of snow, ice and rocks descending a mountainside.  The picture on top is twisted steel from a fish factory and town flattened by an avalanche near Seydisfjordur. 
  There is also a constant chance of a Jokulhlaup, a torrent of water coming off a mountain when a glacier is melted by an erupting volcano.  They transport boulders weighing tons along with sand that can cover many square miles of land.

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