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“And what began as a dream, becomes reality, becomes memory…” – Ed Lehming So, concludes my Iceland Journal (this one at least),as it began, an image of vast stretches of wondrous, raw, and ever changing landscape. It has been a real joy going back through my photos, triggering memories of moments, which I have been able to document and share. And so, I end this chapter of the story, as we end… Read More

“I take pleasure in solitude, many see me as distant but only few know it’s when I’m most alive.”  ― Nikki Rowe On day eight of our Icelandic tour, we headed inland from Borgarnes towards Geyser. The trip took us around a fjord still used as a whale processing area, with a large plant at the farthest end of the fjord. The plant was notable for the many talks along the surrounding will… 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

“The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.”  ― Raymond Carver Water upon water, water flowing everywhere, from the high and cold places, that is Iceland. And this, is one of the most known waterfalls for a few reasons. Skógafoss is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, at 60 meters in height and 25 meters wide. It’s also just a short… Read More

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”  ― Rachel Carson I couldn’t help but match my favourite Rachel Carson quote with this image. The scene above left me breathless as I beheld it for the first time…. Read More

“Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, the time of day, the beholder’s frame of mind, or any one thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is essential to recognize that we can never know more than one side, one small aspect of a mountain.”  ― Haruki Murakami More mountains, their scale lost against the massive northern Icelandic fjord, Eyjafjörður. The highest peak, at the center, Kerahnjúkur, rising to 1,097… Read More

“Waterfall and Barn” – Þjóðvegur, South Shore, Iceland “The icy waters flow and drop in silver streams from high cliff tops; they nourish the land and flow among the ancient bedrock and volcanic debris; sculpting, cleansing, and nourishing this rugged landscape with their cool purity and gentle persistence” – Ed Lehming It seemed like this stretch of highway between Vik and Höfn was lined with some form of waterfall for much of… Read More

“Kleifarvatn” – South-East Iceland “The very land oozed sulphurous steam, as if some ancient beast trapped below was exhaling through the cracks in the earth, yet the morning light filled the air with a quiet peace” – Ed Lehming Day 10, our final day in this wonderful land of contrasts: Fire and Ice, vast black plains and towering mountains. The land of endless waterfalls and barren lava fields. On this final day,… Read More

“Hvammsfjörður” – Western Iceland “Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”  ― Hermann Broch There was a slight delay in my posts over the past few days. You see, for the last 2 days of my ten day Iceland trip, I was sick with some sort of gastro-intestinal infection. I have no idea where it came from. It felt like… Read More