07.16 hrs, the sun is shining (in NL) and I just read through the latest updates of the seismic activities of the volcano who’s name I nearly spell automatically right by now. Bardarbunga. No eruption but a rupture (in my laywomans words), the heighest quake (M5.7) since a very long long time, and chances still very high on a coming up big big burp of mother earth in the region we will be driving and dancing in the rain (according to the wheatherforecast that is) the coming week.
Dad is still or again sleeping in the other room and will bring us to the airport in some hours.
To know what kind of people we are: We travel quite unprepared into this adventure, only afraid the flight will be cancelled due ash rains, not because this might be the case. We just want to get there asap.
And yes there will be even some ashes traveling with us, to give back to the earth and the sea and say thanks , to honour the encouragement of her who teached us to go where our hearts want to go, always… no matter what. She would have loved our journey together. Thanks (grand)ma for inspiring us.
Off topic traveling pleasures
but to make a u-turn on-topic and because we are really wondering if all those are valid
After an amazing day and night in Reykjavik followed by a ride to Keflavik airport which was not that easy due quite some rain and lack of sleep, we had a very comfortable flight with WOW Air, and a touch down on Schiphol airport which according to my son was his softs landing ever, (and he flew nearly as many flights as I did).
No clapping like in on the Turkish Airline flights after a safe landing, but very nice and appreciated, and a company recommandable to fly with. Most friendly staff, honest to G.
After loads of sleep I just opened my pages of en.vendur en more especially of Volcano Café for updates on Bardarbunga and family, and it is not looking good according to my dear dragon friends and the more official dragons of the Icelandic authorities (dragons being the creatures most specialised in the breathing and muscle contractions of our mother earth). For sure I will contunue, maybe not on a daily basis, to update the page here as well.
To make the document of our well spent week in Iceland complete I will for sure upload quite some pictures of our last day in Reykjavik and later also make a more complete series on Flickr. In the mean time there is already some to see on Instagram especially the visit we made to the Hallgrimskirkja church that is.
One example allready here and more updates later as first the washing machine and the dog have been missing me to much. To be continued later, as well with a magnificent CD I snoozed with in the plane with an Icelandic singer/songwriter, and wish you all well, especially if Barda decides to Bunga indeed.
Pictures posted, details later and also later an extra page – in the making – with general recommandations for places to go and stay or watch and experience, and maybe one or two not so positive reviews, cheats should also be named and maybe a little shamed 😉
And here the music I could not get away from while hearing it from the street side a second time, had to go back in and buy the CD – last minute. Very happy with it