Hvítserkur (Front page). (Explored)

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Hvítserkur stands just off shore in Húnafjörður,

and resembles a fantasy animal that is having a drink.

A strange sight but a very beautiful one,

Hvítserkur reaches a height of 15 meters (50 feet).

The name is probably derived from the white colour of

the bird droppings that cover Hvítserkur, White Cowl.

 

Hvítserkur is just off the settlement of

Haraldur hringur, Harald the Ring, who settled the

whole of the Vatnsnes.

Hvítserkur has always been covered with birds, mainly

Shags and Cormorants.

Hvítserkur is in constant danger from the sea,

and concrete has been used to strengthen the

foundations against the pounding of the Atlantic Ocean

 

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Taken on August 17, 2009