“Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.” – Khaled Hosseini – Iceland has become one of my…Continue reading Sometimes You Will Back into a Lamp Post in the Middle of Nowhere!
“The Arctic Tern is one of the most aggressive terns, fiercely defensive of its nest and young. It will attack humans and large predators, usually striking the top or back of the head. Although it is too small to cause serious injury, it is capable of drawing blood. Other birds can benefit from nesting in…Continue reading Arctic Terns and Lupin Flowers: Reflections on Relentless Thoughts
“Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop I was wrong! You know, this bit from Part 3: “But if you are after a fast, busy, techno holiday with smoke and bubbles – Iceland is not for you.” I wrote that after circumnavigating most of Iceland, but I hadn’t arrived in Reykjavik. And two thirds of Icelanders live in…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part 4 (Finale)
… Continuation of Icelandic rambling Part 3 – coming to you via my iPhone … And thanks to Iceland’s rich supply of free & fast WiFi even in the remotest mountain region … After a couple of days up north in Husavik, we headed east to the Skandales Mountain Lodge. Taking a detour, we stopped…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part 3
My rambling Icelandic travel reflections continue … We spent a couple of days in Nyp, exploring the stunning Snaefellsness Peninsular and the Strandir Coast in the Westfjords. Then it was time to head north to our next destination – the quaint little seaside town of Husavik, famous for its whale watching expeditions. We took a…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part Two
Our trip through Iceland began a couple of days ago. Touching down at Keflavik Airport, approximately 48 kilometres outside the capital of Reykjavik, we picked up our rental car and started on our 3 1/2 hour journey to Nyp – our first destination point. It took a few moments to adjust the brain to driving on the…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part One
“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” – Stephen Markley Iceland! It’s been on the Bucket List for a very long time. In a few weeks, the beloved and I will be travelling to this isolated,…Continue reading Iceland, Here I Come!