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  • Day11

    Even More Waterfalls and Beaches!

    May 23, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    I think by the end of this trip the team saw every waterfall Iceland has to offer. That's probably a bit of an exaggeration, but it felt like it at the time. We were able to hike to the top of the first waterfall we stopped at after visiting the black sand beach, and we were able to go behind/beneath the other one. They were both extremely beautiful, and I'm glad we stopped at them!Read more

  • Day10

    Pit Stop at the Diner!

    May 22, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Just when the Ships needed it, we found a small piece of home and ice cream, too! At the small fifties diner, we found while driving around, pictures of American television and movie stars from the 1950s were hung on the walls, and also got to enjoy jukebox music that was popular during that era. The shake was delicious!Read more

  • Day13

    Catching Up with the team!

    May 25, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    #10 What about this service experience is different than the service we do on the team at home?

    The difference between doing service work at home versus in Iceland was that we were all together, we all shared the same experiences, and we could talk about it that night at dinner. Not everyone back at home helped set up the Island Park lights for Christmas, but everyone had something to do with building fences at the petting zoo or cleaning at the church, and because of this, the team was able to forge deep connections that will only continue to grow as we spend more time together on the team. At dinner we were able to talk about what went well and what didn’t, our favorite parts of the day and what we wished we could have avoided. Dinners with the team were some of my favorite moments of the whole trip. I feel like I learned more about everyone on the trip during the two weeks we spent in Iceland than I had during the entire school year. There was also a difference in the work because at home I might actually get to use what I’m fixing or cleaning, and if not it still betters my community and makes it look nicer, but abroad, none of that happens. I will probably never see Daladyrd or the Blue Church ever again, but that didn’t matter. I was working toward something I will never get the benefit of using, and that is maybe even more important because I was working to serve others, not myself.Read more

  • Day14

    Meet My Van!

    May 26, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    During this trip, I got to drive all around Iceland with four other Ships and Director Brae Wood. We laughed, slept, and at one point or another, all of us heard Valancia's music. I'm glad I got to spend these days with them and can't imagine having it any other way!Read more

  • Day12

    Everyone Gets a Tomato!

    May 24, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    The Ships stopped at a tomato restaurant for lunch today. The only food the restaurant served had something to do with tomatoes or else it included bread. I'm not a big fan of tomatoes, but I have to admit that Icelandic tomato soup was one of the most delicious foods I tried during the trip.Read more

  • Day3

    Travelling South Towards Jokulsarlon

    February 8, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -4 °C

    The light was constantly changing, like every few seconds. From the parking area we had a lovely view to the east and to the west some mountains with dark clouds as a backdrop. The clouds towards the mountains were moving quickly and at times the sun broke through, though to the east it was relatively clear. We both tried to capture the best of the light and the images as they appeared. Tony concentrated on the mountains to the east (towards Hofn) whilst Rob gave the drone its maiden flight of the trip. We both got some photographs with some atmospheric light but soon it was time to move on. We must have spent an hour there.

    Just to explain about the caption, Batman mountain is actually Vesturhorn but locals refer to it as Batman mountain because it has three peaks. Make you own mind up as we're not convinced. Maybe we're looking at it from the wrong end.

    The journey continued including a fuel stop in Hofn with the next destination being the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This drive was absolutely stunning. The last two photos in this footprint give you the idea but it was a million times better!
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Kálfafellsstaður, Kalfafellsstadur

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