Uncle Henry´s Universe.

Uncle Henry´s Universe.

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I have no heavy training... Barely Elementary School. Preferred the wilderness, it became my university, but I got muddy boots and experience instead of School knowledge so my English was therefore quite inadequate. This blog is a project to improve my skills in English language.

We all have our own universe, welcome to visit mine.

Nordic light

TravelPosted by Uncle Henry Sun, January 10, 2016 16:20:07

We were hungry for a little beach holiday now in the dark winter time, so we went to Iceland, where it was even darker ... Hmm, but the bath was nice and warm. Blue Lagoon is world famous for its hot water directly from the hot springs out of the ground. It was blowing ice-needles, the water stung the skin and smelled a bit like rotten eggs, but it was certainly an experience to savor.

It is said that, what you lose in the blue lagoon, is lost forever. It is not always true. You can retrieve an iPhone, but it requires endless hard work, desperately swimming and advanced diving techniques to succeed. And yes, expensive waterproof shell is waterproof, even when they have been chewed on by lava sand.

We were in Iceland just under a week and would like to travel light, no suitcases and minimal hand luggage. No advanced photo and video equipment, just an iPhone and a tiny action camera. It stung!

With just under four hours of daylight it was hard to get any sensible picture with so faint equipment. The fact that it blew almost storm did not make things easier. But it was infinitely beautiful and well worth experiencing. The blue light just before dusk was the most amazing, magical light I've ever experienced! (The above picture was taken at dawn, 11:03 am, and provides only a small taste of the blue light)

Reykjavik is a great place; it has everything one could ask of a city. Wilderness completely doorstep, where Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull and Purple Sandpipers huddle in the old harbor, there are outdoor shops in abundance, and not the least; An abundance of great cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants! (And they have very good beer!)

Perhaps it should also be mentioned that there are several universities, lots of museums, galleries and other cultural buildings. And that there are an unusual number of sculptures, you can reflect on.

Go there! It is worth it!

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