Monthly Archives: April 2014

Same country, different world.

Vìk is the next closest “big” town south east of Reykjavik. A 3 hour bus ride or standing on the side of the highway exercising your thumb muscles will get you here. the best part about traveling to Vik is driving along highway 1-the road that winds around the inner coast around all of Iceland.
We drove past lengths of brown fields with no trees to block the sightline straight to the mountains all around us. past a geothermal electrical plant and many small pockets of steam escaping from icy patches on the hillside.
Then suddenly you’re driving through the hills, then over them. after that across an old lava flow; black gravel and earth on the right short grass on the other side. such a clear image of what made this land.
you know, a pictures says a thousand words? but it’s easier to forget an image then a expirience. also, the more time i spend behind a lens the less i end up noticing around me. reasons why I’m not a photographer. anyway.
Vik’s big thing is terrifying ocean crashing against black sand beaches. yesterday evening we walked along one of the beaches during low tide then drove up to the lighthouse after.

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A long days journey and a little relaxin

Some know that I have the weakness of sometimes not being able to stay awake I’m cars. Depending how tired I am I could be out in 10 minutes. One would think if I was riding in or bus or on say, a plane, a similar outcome would occur. Not so much. Which is why I’ve had 4 hours of sleep since 5am Sunday.
These are some things I’ve done instead:

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found a pretty wall in Seattle

walked around Reykjavik for many hours in the sun

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one other important thing i did was to check out the local spa. its kind of great. the facilities have everything, kids toys everywhere, hair dryers in the change room and a machine that dries your swimsuit for you in 10 seconds. there’s a pool for lengths (har) a mild temp one for frolicking and two hot tubs-these are all outdoors by the way- one3 of the hot tubs is shaped like a shallow bowl allowing people to lie down and look up at the sky. and rain to hit you in your face. rain can be pointy when it wants to.
i really like the idea of hanging out in a pool as something to do with friends you get to be cosy all over and if you swim for 5 minutes you can say you excercised.
pretended i was a bee

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bzzz