Sunday, September 20, 2009

Round, and Round you go and where you stop is where you started.

I spent a good part of the day processing photos and getting them uploaded.

The trip was amazing in that we had some good weather, some blaa weather and a day of full on extreme Icelandic weather.

Should back up, for those that don't know my friend Karen came for a visit from Canada and we rented a Jeep and drove around Iceland. We had 8 days on the road and saw allot of cool things.

The day of extreme weather was the last day.. Karen has a photo of a waterfall not making it to the ground. The wind was blowing so hard that the waterfall was getting broken up into mist and becoming rain. It was not a small waterfall either, and it is a neat photo of the waterfall cresting the edge and falling about halfway down before dissolving into mist in the wind.

I don't have a photo of it, I was busy trying to keep the car on the road in high winds and sideways rain. I also said I would not post her photos until she has posted them.

There was several place before that I found interesting, the drive into to lanmanalaoiger(sp!) was cool. We where fording rivers in the Jeep and that was neat. and again no photos of us ploughing through rivers, we where in the car.

Another place we stopped was near the big glacier where there is arm of ice is breaking up and flowing into the ocean. There was chunks of ice the size of buses, and the current was strong enough to stop the tied and make the waves break offshore.

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Another cool place was Vik we had a nice sunset behind the bluff, and a nice walk down the beach.
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We drove back into a small town and saw a couple of neat waterfalls and Iceland's biggest canyon.
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The road was 50km of bad washboard and huge potholes, like the size that you drove around for fear of losing your vehicle in one.

On the way back to route 1 we passed through this little town that was just gorgeous. It was a picture perfect location and Iceland's capital of wale watching (on the north east cost)

We had lunch in this small restaurant on the docks, the food was great and the view out the windows was like in the movies. Didn't have my camera with me for lunch but got this photo after. The restaurant is one of the roofs in the bottom of the photo.

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So that was the trip and it is back to work tomorrow :( I will let you know where, and when Karen posts her photos.

2 comments:

jjdebenedictis said...

Hey, that beach with the black sand and the iceberg fragments really does look cool! The ice is so clear.

Pilland said...

Interesting indeed!
Best wishes from an Estonian living in Italy.