Monday, September 23, 2019

Our World, My World

Happy Monday,

I am sharing another day tour from our Iceland trip. This tour was 14 hours round trip from Reykjavik to the South Coast and the  Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. We stopped at two waterfalls and at the Black Sand Beach in the town of Vik. Our tour also included a boat ride on the Glacier Lagoon. 

Temps on this day were mid 50's to 60°. It always felt warm with the sun shining. Our first stop was at the Skógafoss Waterfalls. The spray from the falls felt like rain.




The town of Vik was our lunch stop and our dinner stop. Behind the restaurants and souvenir shop was the Black Sand Beach. I saw some Black-headed Gulls and there
were some Pelagic Cormorant near some rock formations. 



One stranger among the Black-headed Gulls. 



I know I am reaching for this id, but I am guessing beside a gull  the other birds are the European Shag. 




After eating, I walked around outside and found these cute White Wagtails on the parking lot.


The White Wagtail is a lifer for me, yay! 




Looking out the bus window, there were many waterfalls seen on the cliffs. Also, on the cliffs I could see the Northern Fulmars and there were actually some sheep seen high up on the cliffs. 



At the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, we went on a lagoon boat tour. It was neat to ride past some of the icebergs. It rained during our boat tour, I was told by the guide there were some sea ducks and seals in the water. I only saw them from a distance. With the boat moving and the rain, photos with my camera was not happening. Hubby took these with my iphone. 





A view of the icebergs from the shore. The icebergs are pieces of the glacier breaking off and floating in the lagoon. 



Now that we were back on the bus, the sun and sky cleared up. This is a view of the Glacier. The black line on the right side is volcanic ash from the past eruptions.  




Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there. 

Thanks to Cath the host of Country Scapes

Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

65 comments:

  1. Maravilhosas fotos,adorei a cachoeira! LINDAS !! Feliz OUTONO! beijos, chica

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  2. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos from Iceland! The iceberg are strange to see. The waterfalls are very pretty. I love the wagtail ♡
    Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Wonderful sights! The icebergs look fabulous.

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  4. I have seen Northern Fulmars, but only odd birds here and there, so I think I would have enjoyed seeing them so frequently as much as any part of the trip.

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  5. Wonderful place and shot.. happy weekend

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  6. ...we all share the same world, let's take care of it.

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  7. Oh, ba the pic of the fall is grand! I can almost hear it. You make some wonderful photos to treasure!! Wishing you well!

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  8. Just amazing - you are making me want to go there. I know our friends here were over the top enthusiastic about there visit - and it seemed like one more picture postcard house with waterfall after another. Happy travels Eileen, thankyou for taking us to Iceland, and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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  9. The Falls are so impressive! I liked seeing the sheep (of course!!).

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  10. i have never seen nor heard of a black sand beach...it looks so odd because of what we are use to!!

    i like the temperatures, those are perfect for me. i thought it would be colder!!

    congrats on the wagtail, how exciting and your pictures are wonderful!!! you sure did pack a lot of fun activities in to your trip!!

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  11. You have been on a wonderful adventure. I’ve watched glaciers in Alaska cracking and melting into the sea. It’s an amazing sight but with serious global implications.

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  12. Wonderful landscapes but the waterfall is my favorite.

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  13. What an amazing place! We were reading books written by an Icelandic author. Very interesting.

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  14. Wonderful waterfall & other pics. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. so much beauty and the temps would be perfect in the sunshine. love that black sand. the shots of the icebergs from shore are amazing and something I have never seen except pics and movies

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos from your trip to Iceland.
    Nice to see this, I would like to do this once with my husband together.
    I now know through your photos what I can expect a bit.
    I think we will do this once next year.
    Best regards, Irma

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  17. That waterfall is spectacular. I would be as interested in the birds as the scenery too.

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  18. Tolle Einblicke in eine mir fremden Welt.

    my Mosaic





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  19. I love the waterfall photo. The greens and water make a great contrast.
    What a lovely trip!
    Have a great week!
    Toni

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  20. Helt fantastiska bilder av Islands natur, den är originell och liknar inget annat. Du är duktig på att identifiera fåglar, jag gissar att några är helt nya för dig.

    Ha det gott!

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  21. beautiful photos! The waterfalls are spectacular and the white wagtails are so cute! (We get their close relatives pied wagtails here)

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  22. Those ice bergs -- I've never seen anything like that before. This is truly a remarkable country for its scenic views.

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  23. Hello, Nice to read your post.
    Amazing pics from Iceland.
    Greetings.

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  24. I love your trip to Iceland. Gorgeous what a different country. That waterfall--my gosh!
    MB

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  25. wow so beautiful
      want to go there when you see your nice pictures from there
    thank you for sharing

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  26. This landscape looks fantastic. Such beauty in all of your photos.

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  27. Dziękuję za to że mogę dzięki Tobie zobaczyć takie piękne miejsca. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  28. Those waterfalls are amazing! What a trip you had!

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  29. What a fine trip you had in this starkly beautiful land, Eileen!

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  30. How wonderful and exciting, Eileen. I so love your photos; it's always nice to 'travel' with blog friends. I'm glad y'all had a good time!

    xoxo

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  31. Wonderful views of this unique environment!
    The White Wagtail is irresistible... and so are the glaciers.
    Very nice indeed. Have a great week!

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  32. Wonderful pics, Eileen. The waterfall is stunning and what a great place to explore.
    I enjoyed viewing your photos, thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a wonderful new week!

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  33. The tours are a great way to see a lot! Love imagining the spray from those huge waterfalls and seeing all the different birds!

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  34. Such unusual and fascinating vistas. I love the blue color glaciers take on. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. The waterfall is fabulous.
    Really like seeing the icebergs. Wow!

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  36. Fascinating place, kind of a moonscape actually and very beautiful.

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  37. Beautiful photos, Eileen - love the blue icebergs and the treeless hills covered in waterfalls! So nice to get a 'lifer' in, too. I like their black legs :) Amazing to see the volcanic ash in the glacier, too. xx Karen

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  38. Wow! You really had a wonderful trip. I love all those water falls and of course the Wagtail lifer super stuff!

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  39. Such an amazing landscape. So glad you got to go and have these tours.

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  40. I like watching huge chunks of ice drop off a glacier . By the afternoon things have melted enough so that huge house sized chunks break off and shatter on their way down.

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  41. We were there a few years back! So spectacular!

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  42. Eileen - an epic journey, and I am so glad you are bringing us along for the ride! I am fascinated by the red building in the first collage - a church? Those are quite some icebergs - gives you a sense of how thick the glacier is! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  43. What wonderful sights you saw on your trip. Lots of variety, too, with the black sand beach and a lifer bird! Hooray.

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  44. wow these are magical sights dear Eileen :)

    thank you for making us part of your glorious trip ,so beautifully you captured everything my friend! Iceland is fascinating indeed

    wishing you all the happiness my friend!

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  45. I would love all those waterfalls...what a fun trip this must have been.

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  46. Awesome tour through great landscapes, waterfalls and floating icebergs…. the Skógafoss Waterfalls is quite picturesque and could feel the spray of water in you photo. Loved seeing many waterfalls and elegant black sand beach. Hope u had great day
    Cheers

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  47. oh Eileen, I am loving your escapades in Iceland,the waterfalls are amazing...thank you so much for sharing at CountryScapes

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  48. How strange to see images from your trip and comparing them with mine a few years ago. We had much more ice on the Laggoon when I visited and in Vik we also visited the beach on the other side of the cliffs. And, yes, the cheep like to climb the mountainsides. :)

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  49. Great pictures! The waterfall is gorgeous.

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  50. What an interesting trip. The photo of the iceburgs with people in the foreground give you an idea of their size.

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  51. I’m loving every minute of this tour Eileen! Congrats on the lifer, the wagtail is a cute bird!

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  52. Glorious photos...

    14 hrs. Whoa. But, oh so worth the views and destination. Great birds too, Eileen.

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  53. How marvelous! Love the waterfall!

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  54. I have to agree with everyone, that is fantastic waterfall. And, the iceberg, lovely to watch.

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  55. Lovely series of travel photos and you always find our 'feathered friends! '

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  56. Fabulous shots! I love that waterfall - amazing.

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  57. but what a wonder of photos, a great trip, the first waterfall is magnificent. good post.
    I see that we read each other, what do you think if we also follow each other? You already tell me. Kisses

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  58. Such beautiful photos from Iceland … I enjoyed seeing the icebergs.

    All the best Jan

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