The landscape is incredible.
Iceland – sulphurous pools and jagged moss-covered lava sheets.
We drove from the geothermal region across the lava plains. We found an ancient sheepfold made of lumps of volcanic rock. On the horizon was the crater of a huge volcano. We were surrounded with volcanoes, glaciers and jagged lava.
Isafjordur – Iceland
The town nestles in the tip of an Icelandic fjord.
Java – Driving through the interior – photography.
We drove a long way, through mountains with dense tropical rainforest, past rice terraces. The volcanoes loomed in the distance.
The Azores – Horta – The Coastal Scenery
The coast was rugged with black volcanic rock and mounds of volcanoes! Fabulous.
Peru – active volcanoes and spinning wool, llamas and high desert.
We flew across Peru close to volcanoes, one of which appearing to be erupting. We headed out into the desert on a bus into a landscape of volcanic ash and shrubs – with the odd llama. There we found an old lady sitting in the middle of nowhere spinning wool. Where she had come from was a mystery.
Cape Verdi – Rainbowfish, Carnival, Volcanoes, Tiles, Markets, and People.
Hot, exotic, different and interesting. Very African yet different.
Cape Verde – A volcanic gem off the coast of Africa.
A group of volcanic islands off the coast of Africa. Very arid, dry volcanic soil with no standing water and no lush undergrowth.
We went up to the top of the central volcano. From the top it was clear that the bay was a collapsed crater. One can only marvel at the colossal forces that were involved in its creation.