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May 30th 2009
Published: July 28th 2009
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More of Iceland, continued... Hey everyone, here are more photos of Iceland. There are many stories to go with these photos, of course! But these are just a little extra taster of our experience.
T and D


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FulmarFulmar
Fulmar

related to the Albitross
gorgeous cliffsgorgeous cliffs
gorgeous cliffs

full of nesting sea birds of every kind
A PuffinA Puffin
A Puffin

Iceland has many of them, but you have to know where to look!
Iceland separationIceland separation
Iceland separation

two techtonic plates moving away from each other
Here we areHere we are
Here we are

Step to the left, you are standing on the North American plate, step to the right you are on the Eurasia plate. hold on! the separation is occurring 2 cm/year so bring a lunch!
Westman IslandsWestman Islands
Westman Islands

Named after the Irish slaves that were caught by the Vikings here after they escaped. Not a very happy ending to the story.
Heimaey harbourHeimaey harbour
Heimaey harbour

on Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
The new lava in VestmannaeyjarThe new lava in Vestmannaeyjar
The new lava in Vestmannaeyjar

from the Jan 24th eruption in 1973, this was the town swimming pool
lava from 1973lava from 1973
lava from 1973

1/2 of the town is now under lava rock
our fabulous host, Asgierour fabulous host, Asgier
our fabulous host, Asgier

on Vestmannaeyjer
PuffinsPuffins
Puffins

are still a traditional dish once a year on Vestmannaeyjer. They are caught with nets while the hunters suspend themselves on climbing ropes along the cliffs. They also collect eggs with the climbing rope propelling technique.
traditional way to dry fish partstraditional way to dry fish parts
traditional way to dry fish parts

all the fish parts are used. nothing wasted. These will be sent east to Japan and other countries.
Sunset on VestmannaeyjerSunset on Vestmannaeyjer
Sunset on Vestmannaeyjer

This was the most darkness we saw in Iceland. The sun never really set. Theresa slept with eye shields on every night.
David the VikingDavid the Viking
David the Viking

It is said that David the Viking was a fierce warrior. Very much in touch with his inner viking.
Theresa the VikingTheresa the Viking
Theresa the Viking

Another interesting Saga... she was more fierce than the men.


28th July 2009

wow!
unbelieveable photos! thanks for sharing!
28th July 2009

scary
My daughter, you look more scary with a smile on your face, really good
28th July 2009

haha
thanks Mom!
28th July 2009

hi
Thanks, Sarah. Nice to hear from you.
30th July 2009

I agree !!
I agree with the last pic's caption!! Hey T and D...our family friends from Wpg. were or are still in Iceland. Their mother's side of the family is from there. The pics are so beautiful as usual!!
4th August 2009

Are those huffen puffins? or for the feast, puffin muffins?

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