Our last day in Iceland

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

A Day in Reykjavik

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

Finally… whales!

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!

I visit a volcano!

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!

Exploring Northern Iceland’s natural wonders

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

An outing to pretty Delft: Quaint canals, church towers and crunchy chips

Saturday, 10 June 2017 After resting a little at Hotel Emma, our home in Rotterdam for the week (blog), we were ready for a little adventure. We decided to take the train to Delft, a very pretty town about 16 km north of Rotterdam. We were joined by two of Richard’s colleagues from work, Donald … More An outing to pretty Delft: Quaint canals, church towers and crunchy chips