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“It’s not the endings that will haunt you But the space where they should lie, The things that simply faded Without one final wave goodbye.”  ― Erin Hanson The long journey comes to an end, silently and slowly, in water. Nothing is quick for a glacier, including its ending. The ice slowly flows down the mountains, slowly melting, cracking, and disintegrating. The last vestiges float about in a muddy pond, eventually fading not… Read More

“Ice, deep, blue and tortured ice; The vault of time, and memory, long past.” – Ed Lehming Words can barely describe the feeling of standing side by side with a glacier. Ice, formed tens of thousand of years ago. Ice, that has travelled for kilometers from high mountain peaks to slowly melt into oblivion, in a muddy glacial pool. The photo hardly does it justice; layers of ice and dust, reminders of… Read More

Ice, massive ancient glacial ice, sagging and flowing under its own weight; A great white beast, carving and devouring the mountains which contain it, creeping forward, unstoppable; It’s only foe, sunlight and warmth. I stand humbled by its patient and persistent force. – Ed Lehming Svínafelsjökull glacier, or rather, the “glacier of Svínafels”, since jökull is Icelandic for glacier is actually one of the smaller glacial outflows associated with Hvannadalshnúkur, mentioned in… Read More

“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien This single photo can sum up my Icelandic journey. By the way, I was not driving when I made… Read More

“There was an ocean above us, held in by a thin sac that might rupture and let down a flood at any second.”  ― Stephen King Mýrdalssandur is a massive outwash plain just east of the town of Vik, on Iceland’s south coast. The Ring Road enters this area after a short run along the mountains near Vik. I have never seen anything like this and at first had no idea what I… Read More

“Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður – Glacial Pool” – East Iceland “ If one looks at the glacier for long enough, words cease to have any meaning on God’s earth.”  ― Halldór Laxness Today was a day of volcanoes, mountains, and ice (and rough roads), as I continue my journey around Iceland’s Ring Road. We entered the south-east of Iceland, having departed from Vik this morning, travelling along Highway 1. Shortly after Vik, the landscape changed… Read More