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... large wide (about 15klms) mass of
black sand or ash and rocks up to the size of a football. This ran from the
mountains to virtually the sea probably 10-15klms. This is the aftermath of the
2010 eruption. Nothing was growing just all black. When I think of an eruption
I just think of molten lava and lots of smoke. Well the 1780 eruption spewed its
lava all over the place no one was killed by the lava but within 2 years 20% of
... minutes before. 15 minutes later we were in the very attentive security line where we were stopped for - leaving water in our water bottle (rookie move!), for having a 120ml saline bottle (limit 100ml), having lipgloss in a purse (not a ziplock) and for having our toiletries in a zip lock bag that was too large (which they remedied by putting our toiletries into 3 separate ziplock bags!). We supposed if you have a history like Belfast you have a right to be ...
Well as always it was a full on day with lots to see and do. Among our first stops was a tomato farm. I know it doesn't sound exciting but it was actually pretty interesting. While Iceland doesn't have a growing season per se, it is able to overcome this using geothermal heating. In large greenhouses the Icelanders are able to grow many different types of vegetables ...
... the Visitor's Center was open (it opens at 10:00am after September 15). We had the pleasure of exploring the geothermal sites of Geysir pretty much all by ourselves. It was lovely! Imagine being at Old Faithful in Yellowstone without another soul around! It's unheard of! To see these world-famous sites up-close and personal, just the two of us was a real treat and made the visit so much more intimate and special. We really got a ...
... myself a jam sandwich for lunch later from the groceries I'd gotten the night before. A bus picked us up right in front of our hostel and took us to the Harpa center where we waited for our main bus.
Our bus driver, Jon, was hilarious. He had some good stories to tell and was really knowledgeable about Iceland. Unfortunately, it was pretty grey and rainy for the entire day. Our first quick stop was at a ...