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Aug 20, 2016 - Shalimar Florida to Keflavik Iceland - Days 1-3

Finally...... after a long timeout (over 2 years since my last blog) and over 2 months since my last trip, I'm posting my photos! The Land of Fire and Ice! That's the title often given to Iceland, considered one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. One of the travel books suggested that if someone added up every tourist's wildest dreams and designed a country, the result would be Iceland! It certainly met that expectation for me! I left the Ft Walton Beach airport on Sat morning, Aug 20, in humid 100 degree weather and arrived...

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Living Our Dream

Dec 2, 2010 - Blissful Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights

Today we head to the Blue Lagoon, a huge blue pool of geothermal sea water full of healing blue green algae, silica mud and mineral salts. It's amazing! We spend hours soaking in the hot water, slathering ourselves with mud, being pounded by the waterfall and sweating in the steam cave. It even has a swim up bar! Iceland is highly volcanic and the geo-thermal heated water is everywhere! You can see it steaming in ditches, at the outdoor swimming pools and waterslides, out of the tap, etc. In the evening we head out to view the Northern...

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Jan 5, 2009 - Last Day in Paradise

Who would have though you could become so worn out, just floating in a giant lagoon. Today was the spa day. We floated in the pearly blue water, gliding along in the thermal mist. We traded our one 30-minute massage for two 20-minute massages, consisting of being suspended on a small mat partly submerged in the warm water. The masseuse using one had to pull you along the water the other to perform what amounts an upside down Swedish message, with a little Thai stretching thrown in. It ends with you being left drifting along in the small,...

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A New Day in Iceland

Jan 4, 2009 - More Fog and Drizzle in Valhalla

The intrepid two set out for a day of adventure along the Southern coast. Driving aimlessly on the only road out of town. More smelly Thermal Parks, isolated country roads and fog. Lots and lots of fog. The only time the fog lifted was when rose above the fog line driving over top of some long forgotten volcano. The roads are left unpaved, made from finally ground lava in the surrounding fields. We are happy to have our tripods back, with the arrival of our wayward luggage. Unfortunately with all this fog and mist, we have no use for them....

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A New Day in Iceland

Jan 3, 2009 - What To Do On a Rainy Day

As we packed the car with ALL of our stuff to leave, we decided it was time that we saw Reykjavik. In spite of the slow drizzle, we decided to walk around the area near the hotel, traveling past City Hall, the Parliament Building and Laekjartorg Square. Heading along to the Pond (Tjornin), to see the assortment of waterfowl, sans Puffin. We found our way to the Kolaportio (a weekend flea market), and wandered through the local produce, smoked salmon, fine breads and assorted horsemeat. The Island has only Viking thoroughbred stock. There...

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A New Day in Iceland



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