Transported to another place (WPC: Out of this World)

Driving across central Iceland is like driving nowhere else in the world. Particularly in the dead of winter with a setting sun. Dormant volcanic mounds dot the landscape in every direction. The road the only evidence of man’s existence.

There was a rumor going around when we lived there, that this is where NASA would send it’s astronauts to get a sense of what it would be like on the moon. We believed it!

Out of This World is the current challenge of The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Within the Mountains (WPC – Scale)

Even now, this image of abstract artwork on one of our visits to Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland still intrigues me. It’s almost as if one piece of this iron is keeping the mountain at bay whilst another piece is stretching to protect the church from it.

This small township was an hour’s drive from our home in Reyðarfjörður. It was one of those drives that always felt as if it was taking longer then it was due to the fact you had to drive down the steepest, twisty road into it.

This image felt ideal for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week of… Scale.  Like everything in life, it’s where you stand that creates “your” perspective of what’s around you.

 

 

 

 

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The things you see on the way to the grocery store… in Iceland! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icelandic Horses (OWPC – Horses)

Icelandic horses may not be as tall as regular horses, plus they have that additional gait or two thing going on that makes them look like cartoon horses running, but this takes nothing away from their beauty. All those different colours – glorious!

When living in East Iceland we chanced upon these glorious creatures on our way back from an estuary where we’d been in search of puffins. We were too early for the puffins but these horses soon had us forgetting our disappointment.

Horse is the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells this week.

 

 

 

Borgarfjörður Puffins! (Tourist Time)

Where we lived in East Iceland was just a couple of hours away from Borgarfjörður, a tiny village with a bird estuary that provided a fabulous nesting ground for puffins and other bird life. For us it was the puffin that held our full attention!

Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!

 

 

 

 

Rain Boots and Puddles (WPC: A Good Match)

Not being accustomed to rain boots when we moved from Australia to Iceland, my dynamic duo never missed an opportunity to test them out. Ah yes, rain boots and puddles… such A Good Match!

Rolling up the jeans or tucking them into the boots BEFORE leaving the house never seemed to work though no matter how much I tried. Thank goodness for washers and dryers, lol!

 

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