Timber - Langanes Iceland - (Fontur upper left)

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Janina_Bieleńko on August 3, 2011

The man was here... Surprising landscape. I diminished the map of Iceland to see where you were. Big jump from Kraków or Berlin ;)

Sigurtor Holm on August 3, 2011

Most of this lumber is a driftwood from Siberia and probably more countries - When the lumberjacks are done chopping the wood, they sometimes use rivers to transport the wood. (By letting the wood drift in the rivers) And then they pick the wood out of the rivers when it has reached a convenient location. But most of the time they don't catch all the wood, and the rest just drifts down to sea and all the way to Iceland, and other countries.

Sigurtor Holm on August 3, 2011

Hi Janina, this is just a 20 km from my birthplace. I love this part of our country very much :) Sig

Sigurtor Holm on August 4, 2011

The driftwood was very welcomed by the people in Iceland, specially the farmers, they pulled the lumber from the shore and used it for making houses and sheep fences etc......... Now there are no farmers at this area, they and their ancestors have moved closer to the the "civilisation"

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Sigurtor Holm
Seltjarnarnes, Capital Region, Iceland

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