August 19, 2014 – South Iceland

Since there are so many beautiful photos from Iceland, I am only going to insert a few in each blog post and insert an album so you can view many more photos full-screen. I’ll start the post with some of my favorites and then include an album at the end of each post with more photos you can make full screen to better see the landscape.  This day on South Iceland was my favorite – sunny skies! The only bummer was that Claire’s flight was delayed 24 hours (and her luggage delayed 7 days), so I was solo on this beautiful day.

Welcome to Iceland!

dyrholaey beach

The black sand beach near Vik, in the Dyrholaey nature reserve.  A gorgeous place with black sand beaches, imposing rock formations, great columnar basalt, and puffins!

dyrholaey, iceland beach, black sand beach

Another view from a bluff above Dyrholaey.

puffins

The Puffins were almost all gone for the season, but there were still a few stragglers.

The airbnb organic farm I stayed at near Vik.  Missing in this photo is the hoophouse and miles of mountainous pasture behind where this farmer’s 2500 sheep roam up to the foot of a glacier.  In 2010, when Eyjafjallajökul blew, his place was covered with 4-5 inches of ash. You can also see the trout stream and white forage bales as well.

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