4th Floor Hotel
Travel Blogs from Reykjavík
Okay, a whole bunch of stuff today:
Woke up, washed socks. While hanging them to dry a parade started below my window. It's the National Day of Iceland, celebrating their independence.
Got swept up in the parade. Basically a marching band leads and then everyone in Reykjavik follows, and there are stops along the way where crazy …
It is right now 9:45 PM in Reykjavik and the sun is blaring through the heavy black curtains in my hotel room and turning it into an absolute oven. Between the light and the heat I really can't stand to be there, so I'm hiding down in the lobby. Sundown is at one minute after midnight tonight.
Silly me, I never would have thought to …
On Saturday my friend and favorite bird guide, Jack, arrived in Reykyavik. We had made the plan to meet and spend three weeks exploring Iceland looking for birds. My main wish was to see Puffins, his to see the Gyr Falcon. With our rental car we would circle the island and see what we could see. But first we had a day in Reykyavik so we decided to …
... our Dash-8 for the journey back. Going this direction, we had a fueling stop at SFJ. Initially I thought this was a range problem but we had the same aircraft and about the same payload. The most likely explanation is that Ilullissat is the back of beyond and everything, including fuel, has to be shipped in. By flying in from Reykjavik and down to SFJ on the initial tank, they probably saved a packet on avgas. ...
Kaye and I had different activities today. She had paid for horseriding on the Icelandic horses in the morning and we were going to meet up at lunchtime when she got back. However, they never picked her up (matter of correctly identifying the meeting place) and so when she got back to the guesthouse I had already left. Whon I got back at lunchtime there was a note on the door explaining what had happened and so we actually didn't meet up ...
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