Iceland – starter

ArrivedĀ  in Reykjavik 2 days ago after a 3 hour flight from London. The following day went to the Blue Lagoon, located near the Airport. A multi hectare pool up to 1.2 mtres deep and at a constant 37 degrees from the natural thermal vent power station next door, not a gram of CO2. crowdatbluelagoon

Crowds at Blue Lagoon

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Kay at Blue Lagoon

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Enjoying one at the swim up Bar

That afternoon visited the Tourist area of Reyjkavik

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Hofoi House. Where Mikhail GorbachevĀ and Ronald Regan ended the cold war in 1986.

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Hallgrimskirkja. Largest cathedral (76m) in Iceland. 40 years to build and resembles a volcanic formation covered in hexagonal pillars. Statue of Eric Liefur out front.

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Kay just inside Lava Tube about 20km from Hverageroi south of Reykjavik and nearby where we saw more steam vents and boiling mud pools.

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Further inside Lava tube

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Boiling mud pool

Tomorrow we travel further along the south coast. Regards to all.

 

 

London May-June 2019

Hi Folks

Well ere we are in London town along with about 5 million tourists, but that’s expected in June. We left Melbourne on Sunday the 26th at about 5.30 am. It was a long boring flight to Dubai which took about 14 hours. There was a 90 minute stopover in Dubai, ground temp about 40+ degrees. we then flew onto London, a mere 8 hour flight arriving about 6.30 pm on the Sunday. Didn’t get much sleep on the plane so after a light meal we slept for the next 10 hours or so.

The next day we paid for tickets to get on the hop on hop off bus. This took us all around the usual tourist haunts on two different routes. Images to follow.

The next day we finished off the tour with a boat trip down the Thames from Westminster under all the bridges to Greenwich and back again. The weather was good and a bit windy.

Finally we have finished our visit to London and tomorrow we catch a flight to Iceland, which we are looking forward to.

now to put up a few images that might be of interest to a few of you.

Regards and looking forward to hearing from you

Wally & Kay

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London Eye. Opened in feb 2000, 135 high, 70 million, 32 passenger capsules, 25 passengers each, 30 minutes to do 1 rev

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Close up of actual capsule

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Big Ben under renovation. Renovation started in 2017 and expected to finish in 2021. I think they have used every piece of scaffolding in GB to work on it.

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Glass shard. 95 stories and 309.6 metres tall, 56000 sq metres of glass, cost 435 million pounds

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The Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Built in 1869, 2100 tones,

Stay tuned for further developments in Iceland

Regards

Wall