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... the same thing about Ayres Rock when I went there a few years back now you can see the damn thing from about 20kms away, well these were the same, I drove for about 30mins and then turned of the main road and then drove at snails pace up a very rough gravel track, don't tell the hire car company, for about another 20mins to end up at a great spot to take in the splendor of the Glacier. You see this area has an enormous glacier but its sort of tucked up in ...
... it partly lifts, but a bit frustrating when you know that hiding behind an impenetrable veil is something spectacular! However, the good luck was holding off for today. We arrived at Jokulsarlon in cloudy but fairly clear weather, had a good look around, booked ourselves onto one of the amphibious truck/boats that takes you out onto the lagoon amongst the icebergs, sorry, the 2pm one is full, so is 2:10, come back at 2:20. As we got onto the ...
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... on the south side of the bridge. We've never been at a place like it!
Looking down the beach, it seems that a divine hand has placed various sizes and
shapes of ice with deliberate spacing along the beach for a kilometer or more
and maybe for 50 meters inland from the surf's edge. The inlet (or maybe, outlet?)
from the lagoon deposits ice into the ocean which is subsequently swept back up
on the beach and slowly melts from ...
... up much of the horizon. The town itself is a lovely little fishing village well known for its Langoustine (Lobster) - a noticeable fact one discovers upon getting out of the car, with the strong seafood smell hitting you in the face. I stopped by the information building to learn, among other things, the location of our guesthouse, whilst Shenae got some Australian exchanged at the bank. We took a walk around the town in the chilly wind, stopping ...
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