Dyrhólaey in South Iceland

The small peninsula, or promontory Dyrhólaey (elevation: 120 meters), formerly known as “Cape Portland” by seamen, is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village of Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island. It is thought to have been created during a submarine volcanic eruption approximately … Continue reading Dyrhólaey in South Iceland

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Tung Ping Chau and Lan Kwo Shui, Hong Kong

The 426-square mile (1,104 km²) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國香港特別行政區 — Jūng’wàh Yàhnmàhn Guhng’wòhgwok Hēunggóng Dahkbiht Hàhngjingkēui) contains hundreds of islands, and even a few “former islands”). Tung Ping Chau (東平洲) is located in the northeast corner of Hong Kong in Mirs Bay, close to the border with Guangdong Province in mainland China. The island has an area of 0.447 square mile … Continue reading Tung Ping Chau and Lan Kwo Shui, Hong Kong