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We have left the pool and the Pina Coladas behind!

snow 31 °F


Well, it's getting colder! So we bundle up with long underwear, clothing layers, scarves, hats, and gloves and explore this astounding landscape around Ísafjörður The snow falls sideways here; it makes clicking noises when it lands because it is formed in little balls (like tiny hail), not flakes. The land is covered in ICE not snow. The fjords are loooong; the natural setting looks black and white, but the structures are painted bright bright colors. In a little cluster of three well-preservedhouses, all circa-1780, The Maritime Museum holds relics of a harsh lifestyle. After looking at a fire pit and pots and a narrow bed, we were served typical Icelandic refreshments, including schnapps, dried fish and preserved shark which smells so bad we weren't even tempted to taste it. Next we drove along a narrow coastal road to Bolungarvik, and its Holskirkja Church where a young Icelander sang bar ballads about biting someone. The guide "translated" this as "searching for meaning in life."

Then to some grass-roofed fishermen's huts along the rocky shore and some fish drying sheds. And finally to the Tungudalur Valley waterfall to drink pure Icelandic water. It was cold!

Posted by HopeEakins 10:02 Archived in Iceland

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Good morning, Hope & Bill! What wonderful adventures and amazing photographs. It is going to be 83° here today. You can send some of that cool air our way. :-). We had a lovely food auction event at church on Friday night. Cleveland donated his famous tiramisu. It was great fun. We certainly miss you and look forward to seeing you soon. God‘s fullest blessings for an ongoing wonderful experience and safe return.

by PaulShaker

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