Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Reykholar, Bardastrønd and APEX

Bardastrønd seen from Stykkisholmur
View of Snæfellsjøkull from Sonjas farm at Bardastrønd
My mothers old house at Reykholar

the last couple of weeks have been quite busy. during "Hvitasunnudagur" Anna, Jøkull (from the rescue team) and I went to Bardastrøndur in the Westfjords to visit Sonja who was home at her farm Vadall to help with the lambing season. we wanted to see how this was all going on and to eat some lamb meat, which we did a lot. nam nam. we hiked a mountain one of the days, drove to Patreksfjørdur and did some climbing on the beaches and had great weather all the time and very friendly and kind people everywhere:0)

on the way to Bardastrønd we visited my mothers old house at Reykholar where she lived as a little child for 6 years in the 1940s/50s. a beautifull spot with hot springs and magnificent view.

on wednesday i went on APEX, a geological conference in SE Iceland, we drove bus back and forth, having excursions on the way looking at the ash covered farms and land under Eyjafjallajøkull.

no i am back to writing my thesis and hope to finish soon...

the first two weeks of August i will be in Mestersvig Greenland working for Quadra mining clearing away all their belongings at Mestersvig and Malmbjerget. so there will be a little Greenland for me this year too...

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Anonymous said...

Ahh- jealous, jealous - MV - (is Quadra giving up??)

NIce pics from your travels, and new growth comes up through the ash ..

Bjarki Friis said...

yes it looks like quadra is giving up and removing everything, i guess they will try to sell the project, which might be difficult in these times...