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Journey Back to Civilization

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Godafoss Waterfall

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We only had fifteen minutes here :\

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My camera kept getting wet

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And so did I

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City waterfall

Posted by chschen 08.29.2013 05:53 Archived in Iceland Comments (0)

Skutustadir Craters

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Gah, midges!

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Afternoon at Skutustadir Craters

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Chris, reporting on the meteor strike

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Thank God for these silly-looking headnets

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Do you think aliens made this?

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Once again the sneaking around. Watching them to see if they are watching us. Not that we are doing anything expressly forbidden--only it may be disapproved of, may excite a frown, a curt command, cold, efficient: "Put that away. That's not allowed." So we go searching for a discreet place to sleep. It grows cold as we wait for twilight, the subsidence of crowds, crowds of ordinary people doing things properly.

It wasn't intentional, though--only that we had gotten caught in a place by outdated information. "Oh that campsite hasn't been here for years." Well then.

The days are getting shorter. Some might say summer in Iceland is already over, though there are enough of us stragglers that I can't quite tell either way. Forecast says snow in the interior this weekend. Just in time for our arrival.

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Illicit camping

Posted by chschen 08.28.2013 05:00 Archived in Iceland Comments (0)

Revisiting Krafla

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The sick Chris was still game for a hike

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Crazy endless lava fields we had to cross

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Natural lava sculptures

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Looks pretty fresh

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I almost got the whole lake into the frame

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Crazy geothermal activity

Posted by chschen 08.27.2013 05:00 Archived in Iceland Comments (0)

Mt. Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir

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A pleasant, lava-filled day

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Hike to Mt. Hverfjall

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Wind so strong I literally feared being blown into the crater

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Crater islands from a distance

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View from the top of one side of Mt. Hverfjall

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View from the other side of Mt. Hverfjall

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How did this hole happen?

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The Cathedral

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Strange rock formations of Dimmuborgir

Posted by chschen 08.26.2013 05:17 Archived in Iceland Comments (0)

Myvatn

Now that the wind has died down, the midges have emerged. Despite the lake's name ("Fly Water"), I had forgotten this was a possibility. They were suddenly swarming my face, and I thought, What? Oh. So it's true then. Because I had been in a little disbelief.

Posted by chschen 08.25.2013 05:00 Archived in Iceland Comments (0)

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