Northern Transatlantic Cruise

Harwich to Boston Via Ireland, Iceland, etc.
October 2013

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We arrived in Reykjavik on September 8th, and as you can see, it was not a very good day, at least weatherwise.


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Bad weather
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Horses not too friendly
at first.
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but they took food

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Petting allowed...
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...yes, even begged for
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A true classic
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Here's a photographer
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More posing
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Photographer
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And here we are
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A true rock wall
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My turn to pose?
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Tourists
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View of the ??
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Lovers

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Out of the van
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Ooh - what a pose!!
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Pose like a pro
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In front of scenery

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Pregnant Pete
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Tasting...
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and then full speed ahead
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Waterfalls? No, see below

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The tour guide
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Real waterfall
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Boiling water here
One of the more interesting attractions was the geysers, located not too far from Reykjavik. I do wish we could have gotten some sunshine -- us Floridans miss it :-) -- as it would have made the photos of water spurting out of the geysers clearer and prettier as well as more contrasty. But. as we all know, we can't have everything our way. Sigh!

Anyway, we, or at least I, spent a quite a bit of time waiting for a geyser to shoot water and steam up in the air, but it happened so fast that most digital cameras could not get a decent photo, as they took a second or two to focus before the camera would fire. Not only that, but since steam and water do not make good focusing targets, I knew that pure luck would be needed.

I tried to pre-focus by pressing the shutter halfway down after pointing at a tree or other focusable object, but the camera would not cooperate for a very long time so I had to let go of the shutter button every minute - and wouldn't you know! THe geyser sprouted just as I had let go of the shutter! Darn! But Lynda managed to get one shot which is below. Good job, Lynda!


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Geyser #2
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An exploding geyser
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Tourists and Geysers