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Another sea day. Another Bingo game. Another Bingo loss. But...I doubled my money on Roulette. Didn't represent my country too well in the first event of Ruby Princess Olympics. Perhaps things will improve in the next event. The Norwegian Sea was quite choppy, but the ship handled it like a dream. Quite smooth. The fog of the early day turned into sunny skies later this afternoon which bodes well for tomorrow and Iceland. Akureyri here we ...
... islands. Mind you, this is the view of a couple that love raw Nature. When we say 'exquisite' we mean: wild terrain, jagged mountain tops, steep slopes eroded to bare rock, scree hundreds of metres high, huge 'erratics' (rocks deposited by glaciers) adrift on the sides and floors of glacier-scoured valleys, and those impossible basaltic benches piled one atop the other all the way to skyline. The feeling induced 'elemental'. The rawness leaving us speechless ...
... s reaction to black clothing.
No more sermonising!
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As I close my blog, the wind has increased in fury. The gusts sound and feel like around 40 knots. Ex-hurricane Cristobel, which caused damage in the Carribean last weekend, has crossed the Icelandic coast near Reykjavik and we're feeling the effects 500 km away. This could get interesting!
... however. The site on which the original runway was located was very short and curved over the crest of a hill. To extend the runway to handle large aircraft, the valleys at each end of the hill were built up. As a result, on final approach, one second you are at 50 metres altitude, and, the next second, touching down. There is a displaced threshold, but the runway is still on the short side - and, as a wise old aviator once opined: 'runway behind you is like altitude above ...
Feeling a bit tired and hungover made our way down to the Irish Pub for some fish and chips and to watch the F1. Unfortunately it was closed but the bar beneath was at least showing the F1, just no food. In the evening we checked out Saksun which was a cute ...