I wrote a number of unpublished blogs and attempted to upload a number of videos whilst we were on our Icelandic excursion... but had issues with internet connectivity after the first few days and ended up not being able to upload more than photos to Facebook... and I uploaded A LOT. So if you saw those, you pretty much have a good idea of what we did.
Now that we're back (and the internet is no longer working against me) I've been able to upload some of our original update videos which are not really relevant anymore. They cover the basic story. I stuck them at the bottom of this blog... in case you're REALLY bored. Yay.
More importantly, back at my own fancy computer, I was able to go through my photos on a bigger screen and pick out some of my favorite non-people photos and get them into a blog so you can see some of the same incredible stuff we saw.
My camera and shoddy camera skills can't really even capture everything I saw. Plus a good number of these photos were shot from a moving car...but. Still.
Námafjall - It looks like Mars and smells like rotten eggs smothered in moldy athlete's foot.
Námafjall - Bubbling Boiling Mud Pools
Námafjall - A Stinky Stinky Fumarole
Jökulsárlón - Glacial Lakes
Jökulsárlón - Blue Iceberg
Driving around Southern Iceland
Driving Around Southern Iceland
Vík í Mýrdal - Black Sand Beach - the Southernmost Tip of Iceland
Þingvellir - Continental Drifting
A touch of Lake Mývatn
Icelandic Moss - Actual Color!
The back side of Eskifjördur - my dad's hometown.
Eskifjördur's waterfall (where we shot our travel update video #3!)
Some of us go to Húsavík for the whale watching... some of us go to Húsavík for a very unique museum... just sayin'.
Húsavík Church - a two minute walk from that extra special museum... just sayin'.
Icelandic Geese in Reykjavik
Icelandic Horses in Eskifjörður
Icelandic Sheep off to the side of a 4WD only road that we had to take to get to the waterfalls in North East Iceland.
Icelandic Spider... chillin near Skógafoss.
Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Laki Lava Flow - 1783 the largest historic lava flow.
Flowers Growing In Mountain Rocks.
Driving around North Iceland to Akureyri.
Planes over Reykjavik
Þingeyrarkirkja - the church my great, great, great, great, great grandfather - Ásgeir Einarsson - built.
The inside of Þingeyrarkirkja
The altar at Þingeyrarkirkja
So, that's it for now. There were a couple other photos I remember taking that I liked, but I couldn't find them in my late night stupor to get it uploaded here. Maybe I'll find them later. Maybe I'll keep them just for me. In any case it was an amazing trip - filled with incredible sights, great family and awesome adventures.
We'll be back.
And for those of you with time to kill... I present the recaps. And fog.
Fast Movin' Fog