22 August 2017 Our final day in Iceland was jam-packed with more geological fun. We drove along the coast of Southern Iceland to Reynisfjara, a black sand and pebble beach with very interesting basalt rock formations along the shoreline and in the water. The drive to the beach had stunning scenery. Those basalt sea stacks … More Our last day in Iceland
21 August 2017 We arrived in Reykjavík to stay in the most adorable historic home right in the city center. Can you believe it? My friends picked a house that matched me?! I think the brown door and gingerbread trim set off my yellow complexion so well. The house was just down the street from … More A Day in Reykjavik
20 August 2017 As you know, we had our whale watching expedition canceled due to rough seas not once, but twice, due to the bad weather. Fortunately, we were able to scramble our plans, and we managed to take one last chance on seeing whales before leaving Northern Iceland for Reykjavik. That last chance paid … More Finally… whales!
19 August 2017 Today my friends and I went somewhere not many people can say they have been… inside a volcano. No, it is not an active volcano and I did not worry about bursting into flames because of molten hot lava. My friends reassured me that Thrihnukagigur volcano (which, in Icelandic, is written like … More I visit a volcano!
18 August 2017 As you can see from some of the pictures in my earlier posts, the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. Icelanders say that if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes and it will change. Today we were scheduled to go on a whale watching tour. When we woke up, … More A change of plans: We go horse-riding!
17 August 2017 No rest for the weary. The day after our exciting journey to the Arctic Circle, it was time to do some more exploring of the mainland of Northern Iceland. Our first stop was Godafoss. It is actually spelt “Goðafoss” – the Icelandic language has some very odd-looking letters. The word Goðafoss means … More Exploring Northern Iceland’s natural wonders
16 August 2017 My friends, I am sure you are wondering how our trip to Iceland has been? Well – we made it to the Arctic Circle! It was quite a perilous journey. First we had to take a 3-hour-long ferry ride to the tiny island of Grímsey, which is off the north coast of … More A perilous journey to the Arctic Circle
15 August 2017 We were feeling rather tired after our long flight from the United States to Iceland, so, after unpacking and having dinner, we all fell sound asleep. This morning, Paprika, Cheerio, Chamomile and Oregano planned to go kayaking in the fjord. “We’re very sorry we can’t take you with us, Flat Kathy, but … More A visit to the Arctic Botanical Garden
14 August 2017 My dear friends around the world – I’m so excited! I am finally in Iceland! After our long overnight flight, we were all very tired, when we arrived at 7:00 in the morning, but I still posed for a picture to commemorate the occasion. My fellow travellers and I landed in Reykjavik, … More We have arrived in Iceland!
31 July 2017 On Saturday evening, it had been too windy for the balloons to be launched (see yesterday’s blogpost) – but during the last launch of the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, we were treated to quite a show. Normally the launch on Sunday is smaller than on the other nights because many of … More Balloons everywhere!