Et par dage på Fur, august 2008.

 

Google Image showing locations of Hornslet, Nees Sund, Fur, and major towns.

 

From Thy to Mors crossing Nees Sund

 

Rolling hills on north-west of Fur.

Steen in front of Fur Brewery, a micro-brewery located in the buildings of an old Mo clay factory.

 

Evening walk along the nortk-west coast.

Lots of shells.

 

Mo clay pit. Mo clay is mined to produce highly insulating (porous) bricks, cat litter, etc. Mo clay comes from the Fur Formation which is a marine deposit approximately 60 meters thick consisting of diatoms and clay minerals (Mo-clay) interchanging with volcanic ash layers. The formation is known for its abundant fossil fish, insects, reptiles, birds and plants. The Fur Formation was deposited about 54-55 million years ago, and its tropical or sub-tropical flora indicate that the climate was approximately 4-8 degrees warmer then today.

 

The lower part of the north coast of Fur.

Dressed for showers.

 

Towards the higher part of the north coast of Fur.

Mo clay with beautiful colors.

 

The formation has been pushed and folded by the forward moving glaciers during the ice age. Grey, yellow, red layers are Mo clay, grey layers are volcanic ash from eruptions in the North Atlantic.

 

To this point and no further.

 

Sand stone.

Lots of baby frogs.

 

Waiting for the ferry to go home (Mo clay factory in the background).

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