In my perusing of iPhoto I came across this beauty. Arisaig, or the Safe Place, is a village set on the shore of Loch nan Ceall on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Chilly clear blue waters and outlooking the Hebrides this was a welcomed landscape variation from the jagged and mountainous Cullins region […]
“Plans ALWAYS change.” — Dustin Randall Sometimes husbands are right. It all started with a missed connection, AM jog through Heathrow, and a “flagged” passport…ending with lost luggage, which is the pits. Our plan was to catch an early AM train from Edinburgh to Inverness which would be the starting point of our biking tour. […]
A great trip of firsts like crossing a single steel cable bridge in Fort William. Starting to shift though pictures and reminiscing on the great adventure we had.
SOUTH COAST & REYKJAVIK
Skógar falls according to legend viking Þrasi Þórólfsson hid his treasure behind the waterfall, and if conditions are just right you can see the gold flickering behind the rushing water. The best we saw was two rainbows. The last couple days spent in Reykjavik we spent exploring the city harbor side playground, dressed like vikings, […]
HNAPPAVALLAHAMRAR PART III.
The third day we were cold, tired, and getting pumped way too quickly. The group had left and a couple swiss climbers joined us. They had hiked the Landmannalaugar trail we were going to bike. Normally a 4-day trek, it took them 8-days due to snow, hail and overall bad weather conditions. Needless to say, […]
HNAPPAVALLAHAMRAR PART II.
Turns out the East and Southeast areas of Iceland have the best weather. We enjoyed two days of clear sunny skies. The weather is like clockwork: 06:00 clear sunny skies, 12:00 light sprinkle, 14:00 reach the high (48F) of the day, 20:00/21:00 some clouds start rolling in and the sun starts dropping, 01:00 high winds […]
HNAPPAVALLAHAMRAR PART I.
Hnappavallahamrar is the main climbing area in Iceland. The first day we arrived the weather was great. The area is just off the main Ring Road across the way from 5 farms. A dirt road in is pretty straight forward, the only questionable areas were a couple small water crossings, which look deeper and swifter than […]
EAST & SOUTHEAST ICELAND.
We took the mountain RTE 917 to the east coast and followed the fjords. We passed Batman mountain, saw a seaside Viking village in Höfn, climbed on some seaside rock stacks, saw glaciers that stretched to the sea and farms that sat at the base of them, and made it to the main climbing spot […]