For this week’s challenge I pulled the best shots from our trip to Reykjavik and the Ring Road. Nothing says scale better than Iceland’s sweeping vistas and urban contrasts.
Reykjavik from Perlan Viewing Deck
Tjörnin Pond, Reykjavik City Centre
Perlan Observation Deck, Reykjavik
A sign that could use a little English! 😉
Hydroponic Greenhouse, Hveragerði
Steps at Skogafoss Waterfall
Rowan Tree with Berries, Reyjkavik Airbnb
No real sun while we were there…and it was very cold and miserably wet! I can’t say we actually liked Iceland, but it was a memorable stop enroute to London!
Until next time…
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Our trip has begun! I’ve decided to post a few photos via smartphone as time allows. I’ve never used the WP app before, so no guarantees! 😆😆
First stop Iceland!
Such spellbinding scenery, albeit waaaayyyyy colder than I imagined of September! 😉 Even though it was drizzly/overcast with low hanging clouds, the drive along Ring Road revealed some unexpected sights:
The sun appeared (briefly) as something unusual caught our attention, so we pulled over for a closer look.
More in a day or so…
Although I’ve shared many pictures of Beachside, Vero Beach, I’ve never shown you the rural belt along the western edge of town. For today’s Wordless Wednesday (mostly!) I thought I’d share pictures of a friend’s farmlet property in this lovely and quiet area.
The new fence looks really pretty!
and here’s the reason for said fence:
This horse thinks she’s human!
Her horse kept coming on the porch and looking in the windows…esp when it rained! 🙂 🙂
FYI, I’ve been posting less for several reasons: Maggie moved back in a few weeks ago and we’ve been busy reorganizing the house, cleaning the garage, baking for fun, and trying to learn a bit of Icelandic–we leave on our trip two weeks from this very minute!
We’ve also been shopping, shopping (and more shopping) having realized Florida wardrobes are completely inadequate for Iceland/England/France in September. Finding warm gear in stores here was challenging but we finally purchased everything we need including full raingear and rubber boots. Now we’re just keeping fingers crossed Bárðarbunga doesn’t blow until after 9/10!
Until next time…
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A few weeks ago I shared the excitement of receiving my first ever Passport. Let’s just say I’m REALLY thrilled now that our flights are booked! 🙂
England here we come!
Initially, we planned to explore the UK for two solid weeks in August, but learned we could knock 400.00 off each round trip airfare if we travelled in September….and stopped for 4 days in Iceland!! How crazy is that????
We depart Orlando late on Sept 10 and arrive Iceland early the next morning. According to Moyen Brenn’s blog and flickr site, we can expect a countryside that looks like this:
and maybe even catch the Aurora Borealis!
To quote my world travelling daughter, “Iceland was never even on my radar! I’m soooooo excited!”
So here’s where you all come in. I would love recommendations for accommodations in Reykjavik, as well as the British areas of South Oxfordshire and East Sussex. (Eventually I’ll ask about Devon and Cornwall but I’m not ready for those yet! 😉 FYI: We’re inclined toward b&b/guesthouses/barges not hotels. Thank you in advance, of course!
Until next time……
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