First of all before we go weekend nuts with volcano riddles I would like to point out that the largest earthquake in Katla, one of the most talked about volcanoes on the planet, during the last 13 years was when the glacier snapped apart due to summer melt. This is truly a bad year for the 2012ers. The earthquake measured 3.8M and was at 0.1km depth.
Name that Lava
Today there are 4 points to earn:
1. The correct rock-type, granite not good enough
2. The main mineralogy og the rock
3. The 2 accessory minerals – brassy and grey
4. What climbers delicacy is the area known for
The standings in the Name that Lava competition:
5 Diana Barnes
2 Doug Merson
2 Stephanie Alice Halford
1 Inge B
1 Heather B
1 Henri le Revenant
1 Alan C
Evil Alan’s Riddle!
‘If you wish to see my castellated layers, look hard amongst empty shells!
Oh! and don’t forget to look; you may find a dyke!’
a) What exactly am I?
b) With what is my dyke associated?
And the standing in the Evil Alan’s Riddles are:
3 Henri le Revenant
Good luck to everyone!
Good news about Grimmster
December 2011: Exciting blog times: Bobs activity was intensively monitored, while Carl fullfilled his famous Russian grenades tank expedition.
Fellow commenter Grimmster was leaving for El Hierro to explore the island and take pictures of everything of interest for a couple of weeks. Many of us would have been very happy to join him.
In January we started to ask ourselves where he was. But months passed by without anymessage.
At last I sent Grimmster an email, concerned as I was, hoping that he would respond. And then another one. And guess what – today I got a mail! His daughter Karen explained what had happened and brought a heart warming message:
“This is to let you know that my Father had a really bad accident on the way to the Airport when on his trip to the island, he is still in hospital but should be home in a couple of weeks.
I visited him today and he is greatly looking forward to reading all ofthe Posts on your Blog, he has really missed you all.
He was in a Coma for quite a period but is expected to make a full recovery, its taken so long to reply to you as reading his emails was the last thing on his mind at the time.
Kind Regards to you all, and he asks that you pass this on to all the bloggers he calls Friends”.
We can write our answers to him here, I’m sure it will not take long untilhe can read it all!
– Thanks to daughter Karen who let us know.
ALAN, CARL & SISSEL