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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-Nine – Jökulsárlón. Ice, marching sheep, glaciers and aurora

Today I continued heading east. The first stop on the route was a gorge, called Fjaðrárgljúfur. It’s located just a mile or so off the ring road so was easy to find. A path leads you along the top of one side, and looking back from the end makes for an…

October 19th, 2015 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-one, Sentosa

A short update for today as I kill time in the airport. Today, we hopped over to Sentosa Island. We took the monorail which costs a fraction of the cable-car and as easy and quick. We didn’t bother with any of the theme parks, but did admire the Merlion as…

October 11th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Twenty – part ii – gardens and light shows

Part 2 of day twenty begins after lunch – we headed across to the Gardens by the Bay. This is similar to the Eden Project in Cornwall, but bigger, with two large greenhouse domes that are nice and cool. We spent a while in these simply because it was much…

October 11th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Twenty – Part i – Temples

I’ll split today’s update into two parts, as there’s lots of pictures, and I want to go to bed! Today we woke up quite late, needed a catch up after a couple of nights of no sleep, obviously! So late, we missed the hotel breakfast so we went downstairs to…

October 10th, 2015 Photo, Update

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