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I saw this beautiful frozen star on the black pebbles of the Djupalonssandur beach.
Djúpalónssandur is a sandy beach and bay on foot of Snćfellsjökull in Iceland. It was once home to sixty fishing boats and one of the most prolific fishing villages on the Snćfellsnes peninsula but today the bay is uninhabited.

Four lifting stones are in Djúpalónssandur, used by fishermen to test their strength. They are Fullsterkur ("full strength") weighing 154 kg, Hálfsterkur ("half strength") at 100 kg, hálfdrćttingur ("weakling") at 54 kg and Amlóđi ("Useless") 23 kg. They were traditionally used to qualify men for work on fishing boats, with the Hálfdrćttingur being the minimum weight a man would have to lift onto a ledge at hip-height to qualify.

On the beach there are remains of the Grimsby fishing trawler Epine (GY7) that was wrecked there on March 13, 1948. [Source: Wikipedia].

I am still fighting with the flu. Where is the strong Emka?? She disappeared somewhere.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13605 W: 141 N: 35276] (158932)
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