1908 Reykjanes Lighthouse in Fog

Lighthouses don’t help much when the fog is this dense, and they’re usually not flipped on in the daytime anyway.  Aside from the ambient cool, high-humidity, maritime air typically attendant to this corner of the North Atlantic, advection from a nearby geothermal steam area helped greatly to construct the fog, and lent a somber mood of mystery to the scene.   This 1908 structure, residing high atop Bæjarfell Hill in the Reykjanes area, overlooks the southwestern corner of Iceland and helps to prevent ship encounters with the high cliffs there.

8 WSW Grindavik, Iceland (10 Aug 14) Looking NE
63.812, -22.7103

 

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