The Nunatak – Stuck in Customs

The Nunatak

Train Journeys

I don’t really make New Years Resolutions because if I decide to make a change in my life, I go ahead and make it immediately. But, I do try to set aside generalized goals for the next twelve months. One of them was to have more long train journeys. I did a few in Japan in a few weeks ago, but I want to do more where I actually live on the train. So far, I’ve scheduled zero of them. Maybe that’s a good thing for me to spend a few hours on this afternoon.

Daily Photo – The Nunatak

Now here’s a word you may not know: nunatak. I sure didn’t know it until a few years ago, even though I briefly had a double-major in geophysics. I was at a retreat at Aro-Ha in Glenorchy and one of my fellow retreaters was a geologist. Each day, we would go on long hikes, and he told me about this word. Even though that looks like a perfect pyramid, almost volcanic in shape, it’s actually formed when two glaciers come together and carve out that particular shape. It’s one of many forms of a nunatak and the only Greenlandic word I know.

The Nunatak

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-20 02:24:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.3