Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Spotted these guys collecting pollen outside our building. Look at their jaunty little pollen saddlebags! 🐝

(10 points to the first person who can name that piece of music.)

My first self-designed tattoo! John’s name spelled in molecules. 🐝⚛️💛

Done, as always, by the immensely talented Gillian Turner Ink.

(Her name is Bee Arthur.)

A walk ’round the loch. (A walch?)

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Travelling the whole of Iceland, where I’ve never seen such an astounding diversity of landscapes on such a small island. On a single drive, you can pass through everything from volcanoes to glaciers, forests to waterfalls, black sand beaches, and everything in between.

Our trip took us from Reykjavik -> Akureyri -> Godafoss -> The Golden Circle -> Dettifoss -> Myvatn -> Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon -> Vik -> Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach -> Dyrholaey Arch -> the Blue Lagoon -> Reykjavik -> home!

On our last full day, we travelled to the one part of the Iceland I’d most anticipated seeing — the black sand beaches south of the village of Vík.

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Putting the “ice” in Iceland.

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The (oxymoronically titled) Diamond Circle is a popular tourist route in northern Iceland, encompassing the town of Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Lake Mývatn and the Dettifoss waterfall. We could easily have spent several days here, but – with only one available to us – we opted to do the latter half of the circle; and in the process, visited some of the most spectacular sights of our entire trip.

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