The blog of a travelling psychiatrist and football lover. Who happens to be a halfway decent photographer. Takes a cynical view of the world

Archive for the day “June 9, 2014”

Iceland. A land of Photographic opportunity.

Iceland is a place not to forget your camera. A few hours and this is what you might capture.

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Iceland. Reflections on a short visit. Pingvellir

A different view of Iceland

Iceland is not a country that I have been to before but some knowledge was there regarding the banking crisis, the ash cloud and more positive reports of good nightlife and interesting places to visit. Reyjkavik is a place that cruise ships now venture to.  The first challenge was spelling Reykjavik. I failed when trying to input the city into my I Phone weather app. Thankfully the more intelligent and literary members of my family also failed similarly.  In summary this is an interesting island that maybe would be good for 3-4 days maximum. There are plenty of things to see .  The first impression as the plane comes into land is that firstly the plane flies  low for quite a while whilst out at sea and the first image of Iceland is uncannily like the introduction scene to Father Ted where one views Craggy Island. In fact did they…

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Reykjavík Marina

Iceland is a very nice place, there is little doubt, however the hotel that I have been banished to tonight, although nice inside in parts, the bar, does have curious views. For example these are the views as I look out of my bedroom window. I am no sailing expert but dredgers and scrapped looking boats do not normally form part of the visage of a Marina. And I know it is supposed to be a Marina as the hotel is called


Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina


On the plus side the bar is nice and the Burger was great! No chips just small new potatoes cooked in a bag.


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