Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Boston tomorrow

Tomorrow w will fly to Boston, have some tea at the Boston tea party and stay there for 4 nights and enjoy the east coast life...

Our trip to Skagastrønd

the picture is from the northern part of Skagastrønd, north iceland. this is actually when we had good weather, later that day we could'nt see more than 10-20 metres so we decided to stay one more night, as all the roads were closed due to bad weather. we visited Grettislaug close to Saudarkroki,which was a cold experience due to gale winds and snow, but still we had fun...

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A beautiful evening

on our way back from our rip up north to Skagastrønd, this was the view that met us in Reykjavik.
the view is from Seltjarnarnes towards Keilir ( the volcano shaped mountain) and the president residential Bessastadir. this must me a nice view to have every day, maybe i should run for president;0)

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sirius-De udvalgte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie56CN8wfQc

A program showing the life of the members in the Sirius patrol, both in Greenland and during their time in Denmark on various courses.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Sólheimajökull from 1938 to 2009

video

this is a video i compiled from all the aerial photographs i have from the glacier i am doing research on. the glacier is fluctuating back and forth but for the last 13 years it has been melting rapidly...

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Thorrablot at Snæfellsjøkull

Here we are at the summit of Snæfellsjøkull with all our cars and 30 people. the summit is around 1400 m a.s.l. and it is only the second time of the 12 year old history of the "Fimir Fætir" jeppaklubburs time that they have managed to conquer the summit of this magic mountain, which can be seen from Reykjavik ( 120 km away). it is a huge strato volcano with a rather steep glacier.
Jules Vernes book "A journey to the center of the Earth" was supposed to take place here and we found some tunnels in the lava, but did not make it all the way to the centre or China...
Last year when i was on the trip we had huge amounts of snow and did not even reach the glacier edge. this was a perfect week end with good friends, excellent weather and driving conditions and good old Icelandic food, most of it rotten or sour, some of it very good and some not as good;0) but it is important to keep the traditions alive and continue to remember how it was in the old days of Iceland, just in case we have to live like that again;0)

we managed to avoid the crevasses even though some people said we drove over some fairly big ones, they can also be seen on the aerial photographs. this is a winter of little snow on most of the Icelandic glaciers so the possibility of open crevasses was possible, but we saw no danger!

thank you all for a good week end and see you next year...

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

more christmas/winter in norway...


updated my photo album "Christmas in Norway 2009" with some cold and cozy pictures...
this one is from Anna's and mine carbine trip to our cabin in the mountains. this picture of a rime frosted tree was taken when it was -34 degrees. the trees got really beautiful from all the cold :0)

Monday, 1 February 2010

Hilmer visiting...

Hilmer and Anna spelled by the blue water at Geysir.

Hilmer , one of my team mates from Sirius came visiting me from a trip in Greenland on his way back home to Denmark.
this week end we drove around in a super jeep, looking at different sites to photograph in southern Iceland. saturday we spent the night in a cottage close to Geysir with some friends from the rescue team, eating lamb, sitting in the hot pot out doors watching the stars and having a good time with good friends. the trip lead us to Seljavallalaug, Dyrholaey, Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir.

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now it's back to school and reality...