Thursday, October 15, 2009

More from Iceland!

Leaving Iceland was hard to do and not just because we were so enraptured by the striking beauty of the landscapes or because we didn't want to say good-bye to Barbara and her freshly baked bread in the mornings. Though those factors were true, our problems had more to do with Russian planes and frozen fish. Our flight to London was delayed by a solid FIVE hours (Our plane was apparently late arriving from Russia and then we spent an hour+ on board with a wonderful view of the cases of fish being loaded) which meant that we missed our next flight back to Zurich. The reserve of relaxation points that we had stored up in Iceland were spent by the time we made it back home!

So deep breath, here's some more pictures.

You're looking at bits of a huge glacier that are making their way to the sea. It seemed as though they were not going anywhere but we stopped by the glacial lagoon two days in a row and could see that there had been plenty of movement.

It was Townes's first trip to the beach! He loved the sound of the water and watching the waves lap up close to his feet. I hope he won't be disappointed when he makes it to Gulf Shores one day and can't find the black sand or the big chunks of ice.

Coy is standing on basalt columns that are basically cooled lava. Svartifoss is a waterfall we hiked to that is flowing over more of the columns. During that hike, Townes proved that he can sleep in his new backpack!

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