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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Vertical Challenge

Spurred on by my fellow blogger Bob, who posts such interesting pictures on the Written.inc weekly theme, I decided to rise to the challenge myself. So I offer a couple of recent photos from here in the Canary Islands. The above, from Lanzarote’s National Park, is a piece of laval rock, which is definitely on the way to being vertical, and looks as though it has landed in the lava field like a javelin or spear thrown by the mighty Vulcan himself. I took a bit of artistic licence with that one and this one is more geometrically correct (although no plumb line was used to check), and sits on the cliffs above Famara.

Across the Bocayna Straits from Lanzarote rises the majestic El Cotillo Lighthouse in Fuerteventura. From here you can see its fellow lighthouse, or Faro, winking over in Playa Blanca on Lanzarote.

8 comments:

  1. Nature produces fantastic shapes at the vertical and interesting angles which often tell geologists how they arose.
    The lighthouse in the last shot looks like a rocket poised to rise vertically through that gap in the clouds.
    Good post, Little Nell.

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  2. That last one is awesome. I just want to be sitting on that beach, beer in one hand, watching the sun go down.

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  3. Great shots, especially the last. When I was little an old lady told me that the sky opens up to take all the spirits to heaven. Of course, I believed her at the time.

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  4. Fabulous pictures, have been to the national park there a coupld of times - its incredible. Scarlett x

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  5. Great pictures, especially the last one!

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  6. The El Cotillo is so amazingly beautiful...okay I'm a fan of lighthouses anyway...but that one really rocks! very cool colors!

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  7. Little Nell it was so cool seeing your post on TP it's one of my fave blogs, as is Bob's I can't seem to comment on his blog for some reason, due to Blogger error... so if I may here is a comment for his TP post

    For BOB Scotney All of yor TP photo's are so exceptional but of course the mystery and beauty behind the abandoned ship takes top billing! So awesome Bob!

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  8. Fantastic selection of shots. I love lighthouses - these are great pictures!

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