it’s hard to describe just how tightly these small stones are welded to these strips of seaweed. it’s not just as if the seaweed sort of warped around the stones as it dried and gripped them. it’s more like the seaweed melted a little bit and the stones melted a little bit and they fused into something that was no longer two things but one. iceland is a primeval looking place. and apparently strangely primeval things happen on its beaches. i half expected to see a fish, panting at the waters edge, testing out its newly evolved lungs.
north atlantic red alga with icelandic beach rocks