Vrooom

Here is an old engine I found out in the frozen tundra of Iceland. It was a bit out of commission, and it was too heavy to bring back home in my bag. I have a feeling that it would have set off the buzzer when I walked through the metal detector.

Vroooom

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Cleaving the Earth

The southern edge of Iceland is some of the roughest and most beautiful ocean surf I have ever seen. Standing on igneous rock, wind ripping around me, and the surf crashing in every direction was incredibly intimidating and awe-inspiring at the same time. I think this may very well be the coolest place I have ever been.

Cleaving the Earth

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The Wrath of the Norse Gods

Hewn from stone, the temple spire awaits my approach, making my chest rattle with thunder.

This is Hallgrímskirkja, a church in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland. It is built to resemble an ancient area of the countryside, near a waterfall, where stones in these shapes were found as part of a natural geological formation.

The Large Version of this looks cool.

The Wrath of the Norse Gods

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The Icy Explosion

This is Strokkur, the biggest geyser in Iceland and the second biggest in the world. It can shoot twice as high as Old Faithful in the states, and it blasted off about every 5-6 mins or so… which seems like a VERY long time while standing around in the wintery mix of the frozen tundra. It was already fairly cold there, but all the moisture in the air made it a “wet cold”, which is a whole new level of cold.

Sometimes I am jealous of tourists. They can just stand out there, take a photo, and then drift off to the next thing. It must be nice! I have taken it upon myself to sit in front of this son-of-a-gun for two hours to try to get every interesting angle of each eruption. They are all different, and it’s unpredictable, so I have to wait for just the right one. There was a little snack shop about half an hour away, which I went to beforehand. I filled up my coat pockets with all kinds of chocolate-covered nuts… While sitting there between eruptions, I would get a little bored and eat these things. By the time this session was over, my body was in a caloric shock.

The Icy Explosion

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The Icy Pit to Hell

 

Daily Photo – The Icy Pit to Hell

I thought Kiev was the slipperiest place on the planet until I visited this icy waterfall in Iceland. The ice itself was as hard as concrete, and it was covered with a fine waterfall mist, which did not add to the friction, to say the least!

I have more pictures of this spectacular and icy waterfall area coming soon.

The Icy Pit to Hell

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