Helga’s Farm in Iceland

 

Before GPS

I can hardly remember a time before I had to find new places without GPS, but I get reminded of it a lot when I am out in the boonies without phone coverage.  Like, for example, this place in Iceland.  I feel almost useless without GPS!

Daily Photo – Helga’s Farm in Iceland

My friend Helga has been wonderful enough to invite me to her farm in Iceland many times.  It’s always a fun trip up to the north to see her.  But, I always get a little lost.  Finding the particular-turn-in along this fjord is constantly a source of confusion, especially at night.  I don’t know why it is so difficult to me, because after I get there it is plain as day.  And I’m sure all Icelanders think I am crazy… but it’s like a hidden door, fey and fleeting with the light, and you can only see it during certain portals of time.

Once you get on the little dirt road to her farm this is what you see.

Helga's Farm in IcelandMy friend Helga has been wonderful enough to invite me to her farm in Iceland many times.  It's always a fun trip up to the north to see her.  But, I always get a little lost.  Finding the particular-turn-in along this fjord is constantly a source of confusion, especially at night.  I don't know why it is so difficult to me, because after I get there it is plain as day.  And I'm sure all Icelanders think I am crazy... but it's like a hidden door, fey and fleeting with the light, and you can only see it during certain portals of time.Once you get on the little dirt road to her farm this is what you see.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this entry at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Casper van Zyl

    Beautiful country side

  • It is so beautiful! Love the sun coming up!

  • Oh wow – how lovely – what a beautiful place to come home to!

  • Anonymous

    A very pretty inviting place.  The road just seems to say “come on in”.  I want to go there. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gorgeous as always.

  • Gorgeous sunrise/down! 😉

  • Anonymous

    Last summer I promised myself to spend my vacation in the Dead Spot. When I arrived there I began crying 1 hour later.
    “Feeling useless” was the correct description, Trey.
    Have a nice Sunday.

  • Frauke G

    Oh, if you really want to get lost, go out to the Westfjords in Iceland – I mean, Hornstrandir, not just the inhabited places. An emergency radio in a shelter every second or thrid bay. I just LOVE it. No work, no offcie and so on.
    OK, I will NOT go without a giant load of camera batteries and memorie cards – and solar equippment to recharge from.
    http://trans-pond.blogspot.com/search/label/Westfjords

  • Beautiful photo of Helga’s farm, Trey!!!  One of my favorites.  Yesterday’s is on my desktop.  Have a wonderful Sunday, hope everyone in most of the states remembered to set their clocks ahead last night. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Daylight Saving Time March 11th, 2012: 50 US States + Canada + Bahamas = Correct.
    The small irrelevant rest of the world outside North America will turn their clocks the weekend after begin of spring = April 25th

  • Wow, great photo.  What a wonderful place to live, I don’t think I would ever get tired of coming home to views like that.  

  • I love the icy mountains on the far left, gives a good mystery…courtesy of myself    http://www.rockingmyfantasy.com/

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks everyone 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    thx Gail 🙂

  • Paul Garrett

    Beautiful : )

  • Trey, you really do get to go to some of the coolest places.  

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