Reykjavik Iceland

These are some scenes from around the capital city Reykjavik in Iceland.  Our trip was from Sept 2-7.  On different days, we walked around the city and near the harbor.  We had views of the Tjornin Pond which had a nice walkway with various sculptures. Lots of birds were seen at the pond and harbor, including various gulls, swans and ducks.

Reykjavik Harbor

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Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik Iceland

 

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Reykjavik architecture, restaurant near the Tjornin Pond.

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The Sculpture walk at the Tjornin Pond.

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Reflection of Reykjavik architecture.

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Whooper Swans, Black-headed Gulls, Greylag Geese and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

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Flowers in September, capital city of Reykjavik Iceland.

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Our Iceland hotel was the Icelandair Natura Hotel.  From the hotel we could walk into the city for sightseeing and to check out various cafes.  A few days were spent with tours right that picked us up right from the hotel.

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I have many photos from Iceland and the various tours we took.  I already shared the Snaefellsnes Peninsula coast tour.   My next post on Iceland will be on the Grand Circle tour.  Iceland is a beautiful country, I highly recommend a visit.

 

 

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Sept 2-7th 2019, during our 5 day tour of Iceland we visited the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and National Park.  In this area of western Iceland, you can see the Snaefellsnes Glacier and Volcano, the cliffs and sea, the Black Beach, lighthouse and the most popular Kirkjufellsfoss.

Snaefellsnes Glacier and Volcano.

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Seal Beach

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Stone Arch

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Barour the ogre monument and village of Arnastapi.

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Basalt Columns and cliffs.

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Malariff Lighthouse

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The lifting stones on black pebble beach at Djupalonssandur.

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Kirkjufellsfoss waterfalls.

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Kirkjufell Mountain

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These are images taken during our Snaefellsnes Coast tour, it was a 8-9 hour tour from Reykjavik Iceland. The coastal scenery was gorgeous, I would highly recommend this Iceland tour.

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls

On a recent road trip, hubby and I spend two nights in Boone, North Carolina. The town of Boone has easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.  We planned on visiting and hiking to as many waterfalls we could fit into our visit. I am sharing photos of the Upper and Lower Linville Falls and photos of the Crabtree Falls.

The trail to Crabtree is described as moderate, parts were difficult walking a rocky trail.

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This is the Crabtree Falls

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A view from the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, we were on the road to the next waterfall.

 

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This is a close view of Upper Linville Falls.

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This is from the overlook called Chimney View  of the Lower and Upper Linville Falls. If you look closely you can see the people at the Upper Falls.

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From Erwin’s view overlook we could see the river below the falls.

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I hope you enjoyed the waterfalls and photos.

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Roadtrip…Blue Ridge Parkway

We recently returned from a road trip to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway. A scenic 460 mile drive through Virginia and North Carolina.  We spent one night in Staunton Virginia, 2 nights in Boone North Carolina and 3 nights in Asheville North Carolina.

The following images are photos from the first day in Virginia and on the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park.   During our 6 days, we hiked to various waterfalls, rocky trails and saw beautiful scenic views.

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Me and my shadow.

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White-tailed deer seen on the Limberlost Trail, Shenandoah NP.

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A Witch Hazel plant. We were recently told to look for this plant, it blooms in October and November.

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A Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

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I am not sure of the id of this butterfly?

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The following two photos from the Skyline Drive, views of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Some pretty colors.

 

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Ricketts Glen & Wilke Barre, Pa

These are some shots from our visit to Wilkes Barre, Pa and our hike at the Ricketts Glen State Park.

The hike at Ricketts Glen is a strenuous hike, very steep with awkward uneven steps. But, seeing 20 or more waterfalls during one hike was well worth the pain.

The next couple of shots were from the city of Wilkes Barre, Pa. We spent the night since it was over a three hour drive from home. We were both tired from the morning drive and then the hike. Happy to do a nice dinner and then back to the room for some shut eye.

There was a hike-bike trail next to the canal or river in Wilkes Barre. It was a nice getaway for our long Easter holiday weekend.

We took a little walk in one of the city parks.

The park had some beautiful blossoming trees. They look like crap apple blossoms to me.

I hope you enjoyed the trip photos, I am sorry to see the weekend come to end.