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Smaug's Cousin, perhaps?

Brimketill is a small, naturally carved pool, by marine erosion in the basalt at the shore of the Atlantic west of the town of Grindavík, Iceland. The name means tidal kettle in Icelandic and would seem a fitting geomorphic description of this type of marine erosional feature. On this visit, I was there at low tide and the waves were not crashing against the cliffs and the water in this pool was low. It looked like an eye looking out of the craggy basalt. As usual in Iceland, there is some local folklore associated with this interesting feature. The stories center on a giantess named Oddný who took baths in the ponds and lived here.
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The hubs also took a closer picture of his dragon’s eye. If Smaug had been hiding under a glacier instead of a mountain, is this what Bilbo would have seen? 

Whatever you see, it is a pretty cool photo! 

Perilously yours,


P.S. I did mention I only had the one dragon story, but it is also collected with some other short stories of mine, those with a sci-fi or fantasy bent: THE REAL DRAGON COLLECTION.

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