FOWC with Fandango: Erratic

Glacial erratic in Feldbrunnen

This is a so-called erratic block and it is in our village, just around the corner. Actually they are laying around all over the place in our area. Take a walk and at the side of the path you find a few mega pieces of rocks. It is clear that they were not put there as a comfortable resting place. It would need a crane to move them.

They are quite common all over Switzerland, but where did they come from? Were our ancestors rock collectors? Was it an attempt to copy the Egyptians in building pyramids? I am no expert, but our erratic blocks were left behind when the glaciers melted. that is why they are ofte compised of a stone type that is not common to the area where it is found, hence the name erratic, they lost the way. They were pushed along with the ice to other places: forgotton.

So sorry to disappoint that I did not tell you of my erratic gift of changing my mind, it is a woman’s prerogative to keep people guessing. I sometimes forget myself what I actually want.

Rock on bank of River Aar

And here is another one on the bank of the local River Aare. Mr. Swiss tells me they have little shields on them to define that they are really erratic. There again, I cannot be erratic, I have no shield, just a few scars and broken bones from my erratic ways of walking.

FOWC with Fandango: Erratic

5 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Erratic

  1. what are they called in Swiss German? I only know the term Bolder…. but maybe that’s French. I tend to mix up my 3 and a half languages I speak constantly. I do love them however, they are so smooth and I like the mystery of their appearance.

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