click on image to view the Lyell Land photos...
My holiday destination in 2007? East Greenland...
Thankfully the demise of Arcturus Expeditions
was greatly exaggerated. So there I was in January 2007 wondering where I should go on my
summer holidays. Arcturus? East Greenland? Marvellous!
If Lyell Land is really named after the father of modern geology
, as it is
purported to be, then it's a worthy name. The geology of the area was
impressive and varied: granite, dolerite, super hard limestone, a conglomerate
sandstone similar to Torridonian sandstone and other sandstones in various
beautiful shades of red and yellow. Enough of the geology, what about the
geomorphology? Exactly what you'd expect in the high Arctic in a periglacial
environment.. So I wont go into it. Though I was impressed
with the roche moutonnées
in the limestone.
And yes, Kirschdalen is really named after cherry brandy