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May 19, 2015 - Going...going....

On the road to Selfoss, we stumble upon several more waterfalls. I say this because I have failed miserably in much of my travelers due regard...I never was sure we would make it here, I just felt like something would give and I didn't buy the tickets til last minute. It was all I could do to get some accomodations in some semblance of circular order. Anyway. Pics attached. I hope. Iceland has spectacular waterfalls. What do you think? I have to say, most of the Ice Cubes as I have come to call them are pretty nice. There ENglish is good,...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Breaking Barriers (July 2)

Holy cow Batman!  It's hard to believe that I am at the end of my second last day of vacation in Iceland.  I have been having a great time and I am starting to look forward to heading home.  They 24 hour sun s starting to mess with my sleeping patterns.  I understand it is quite hot in Canada.  Here we reached a balmy 10 degrees today.  Woo hoo! It was a two hour drive to our hiking adventure.  Along the way I saw my nemesis Eyjafjallajokull.  This glacier erupted in 2010 and created the havoc with cross Atlantic flight paths in April.  It...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Patience Is A Virtue (July 1)

Happy Canada Day from Iceland!  Their big day is on June 17 which is the birthday of the gentleman who won Iceland its independence. We are driving south west today.  It was an early start as Anna wanted to be on the road by 0800.  We have been spoiled with a usual 0900 start.  We started off towards Akureyri with a stop at Godafoss waterfall.  Loosely translated it is "waterfall of the gods".  It is said that in the year 1,000 after the Parliament ruled Iceland would be a Christian country and those who wished may continue worshipping...

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Jan 1, 2009 - Sulfur, Fissures and Neon Graveyards

After partying with the best of them, we still managed to rise two hours before the sun, heading off by first night at 11 am. The big decision was what to do on a day when the entire country was closed. We had already resigned ourselves that after August the only way to see a Puffin was on a dinner plate after ordering Lundi. We decided on the “Golden Circle”, cited as the must do in the area. Too bad we didn’t make it through the circle, due to weather and a lack of viable gas stations. If Craig’s Icelandic had been better we may have made...

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A New Day in Iceland

Dec 31, 2008 - Lights, Fire and Anarchy

After a few hours repose, we decided to travel to one of the ten Brennas (bonfires) through out the city. We had a lead on two. The hotel concierge provided a general hint by circling two neighborhoods on our city map. We decided to choose the circle with the fewest roads inside its radius. Our quest brought us around the Faxafloi, to the community of Alftanes. The Brenna was magnificent. Every piece of loose wood, of which there is little within the tree barren Iceland, was thrown into a giant pile and set alight. A small crowd ringed the...

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A New Day in Iceland



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