Park Inn by Radisson Island Reykjavik
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What a whirlwind year 2009 has been for me. Many highs and some lows but here I am again and ready to start 2010 on a positive note. I was presented with an opportunity to travel to Iceland (http://www.visiticeland.com) so off I go.
You might ask yourself "Iceland in January?" and the only response I can think of is "How "COOL" is that" …
... bit of ice climbing or snorkelling, but I was met with the rather niche but familiar problem of ‘You’re feet are too big’, which most people have probably never heard in their life, but for me is a common hurdle. So we decided to go for a slightly less dangerous sounding glacial walk.
We turned up and rightly so the ice climbing looked slow and we had made a great decision. We saw lots more lovely things and it seemed nice and scenic, a ...
Thursday afternoon in Reykjavik....what a morning we had. Richard did his scuba dive and had a great time by all accounts. Whole new experience with a dry suit I believe, but the scenery and the dive itself was fantastic. He came home sunburnt!
I went off to ride the Icelandic horse, and this was just fantastic. Hard to remember not to call them ponies...they are only about my height, which is even smaller for a horse than a ...
... really, at 300 km, it's too far). Yet the trail would never take me there.
To my right was another crevasse, this one formed by a mountain stream, and beyond that were peaks on connected mountains. It was here that I did my only real detour of the climb. I simply had to climb down and examine the stream closer, and I think it was worth it because I got some good photos (pictured above). The only problem was getting back up ...
... down about 1am, and rose at around 4am, which was exotic... Anyway, even if it was warmer than its namesake might suggest, after the wild and chaotic maelstrom of South America it was like jumping from a packed, sweaty party into the coolest pool you'd ever encountered. Calm, relaxing and refreshing - one last dip in the water before making it to home shores...
I had arrived fairly early on the Friday, so I had essentially ...
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