Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland

With huge North Atlantic swells crashing onto the shore, black sands and basalt caves, and imposing columns rising from the churning sea, this is not a beach for sunbathing upon in winter. In… Continue reading

A Liebster and Versatile Blogger Award

As well as my post about Geysir, Iceland, being Freshly Pressed this week, I have also received two badges from fellow bloggers. My responses are below, along with my nominations – check them… Continue reading

Lava fields, Iceland

Here’s a quick shot of the otherworldly lava fields of Iceland. This lava field is very old which is indicated by the deep layer of moss that carpets the hard black pumice-like rock.… Continue reading

Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland

It did not stop raining all day long. Wearing a base layer, top, jumper and waterproof trousers and coat did not stop me being soaked to the core. But it was worth it.… Continue reading

Geysir, Iceland

Wandering the geyser area of Geysir in the Southwest of Iceland is like walking across another world. Steam wisps up from hot pools of perfect turquoise water, puddles bubble away heated by the… Continue reading

Pearlan vs. Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

One of the questions posed to me before heading off to Iceland was to find out if the view from the viewing platform of the Pearlan is better than the view from the… Continue reading

Waterfalls of Iceland

There are thousands of waterfalls to discover in Iceland, most created by tectonic faults where the American and Eurasian plates are pulling apart and by the many volcanic eruptions on the island. There… Continue reading

Heading to Iceland

There are only a few more hours to go as I get the bag packed and cram in more thermal socks for my trip to Iceland tomorrow (Mon) night. A few weeks ago… Continue reading

Travel theme: Mountains

This week’s WheresMyBackpack travel theme is mountains, and I have chosen a montage of shots I took on a trip to Switzerland staying at the eco-luxe Whitepod resort in Les Cerniers. More of my travel… Continue reading

The Eye, London, England

Here’s a quick snapshot of the London Eye. I took this picture from a river cruise of the Thames when I decided to spend a day as a tourist in a city I… Continue reading