Category Archives: Journey

Day Thirty-nine – last day in Helsinki

I had some time to kill in the morning, so I walked around to the Olympic Stadium. It was the primary stadium for the 1952 Olympics, and although still in use today, it was looking its age… Apparently it’s closing down before the end of the year for refurbishment, not…

October 31st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Thirty-one – Reykjanes peninsula

I opened the curtains to a nice red sunrise this morning. Although by the end of the day, the old saying that a red sky in the morning isn’t such a good thing came true. The rain held off until around 5pm though, so not all bad. I left the…

October 21st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Thirty – heading back west

Day 30 has been pretty quiet. For the most part I’ve been driving along the main road back towards Reykjavik. Soon into the journey I passed a couple of nice glacier tongues coming down from Vatnajokull: I continued along, and the weather was worsening after the decent couple of days…

October 20th, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Twenty-Eight – South coast, waterfalls and crashed planes

After waking up and having breakfast, I went back up to Gullfoss (it was only about 2km from the hotel) for another photo at sunrise, as there was a bit more colour in the sky. The weather today has been much better generally- still the odd rain shower but plenty…

October 18th, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Twenty-Seven – Golden Circle

After a good nights’ sleep in the surprisingly comfy bed at Hotel Framnes, and after a little breakfast, it was time to head out. My hopes of getting the iconic shot of Kirkjufell with the waterfalls in the foreground were dashed; the weather was still as terrible as the day…

October 17th, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Twenty-Six – Arriving in Iceland

Time for the third trip of my break, Iceland. I woke up early to drive to Luton airport. I’ve not flown from Luton for a while, and it’s not much better than last time I used it. It seems to be trying to serve twice as many flights as it…

October 16th, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Twenty Four – map

Back home before heading to Iceland early on Friday. Today I’ve been checking over my “Photographers’s map” of Iceland which I found. As well as being a map, it shows locations particularly of interest for photos. It’s my first trip to Iceland, so I’m planning a route that will take…

October 14th, 2015 Journey

Day Nineteen – Singapore

At least I think it’s day 19. Timezones… I was meant to fly out to Singapore and meet up with Georgie (who went the day before) on Wednesday evening, landing Thursday afternoon. Sadly, someone decided that my train to Heathrow was the one they would use to kill themselves and…

October 9th, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Twelve – back to Stockholm

An early start in Kiruna (6am flight) brought me back to Stockholm. It had just started snowing up north, but down in the capital it’s been a sunny day, and about 16 degrees. Most pleasant. 3.82mm, f/2, 1/507 sec, ISO125 I spent the morning over on the island of Skeppsholmen-…

October 2nd, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Eleven – back to Kiruna

Not much of an update today- for the most part I’ve been in the car, doing the 300-odd mile journey from Reine back to Kiruna in Sweden. I left Reine early, and the weather was still pretty blustery The rain continued pretty much most of the way until I was…

October 1st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update