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Stand out

Stand out

Birds? You like ‘em? Check out my friend Jamie Coleman to get prepped for National Geographic’s Year of the Bird. It has been really fun to share some images from South Georgia this week … now let’s go back to the Arctic, shall we? P.S. It’s okay to stand out from the crowd. Photo Jamie Coleman

Spooky sparkler

Spooky sparkler

Get your Hallowe’en on! This dancer is part of Páll Óskar’s travelling Icelandic dance music sensation. Here, a wee fan chases the dancer back to the “Green Room” – a jeep parked stage side – where he could rest between numbers. Whether you’re glittering or otherwise costume clad this evening, have a wonderful night. Sparkle…

Welcome memories, Minni-Mástanga Farm, Iceland

Welcome memories, Minni-Mástanga Farm, Iceland

Iceland memories: It was getting late at the Minni-Mástanga farmhouse. We’d spent the day driving sheep home from the oldest sheep pens in Iceland. We’d spent the evening sharing a meal with the whole family (parents, six kids, grandkids and more). The only person we didn’t really talk with was this guy, Vilhjálmur Guðmundsson, eldest…

(Post 2 of 3) So far so good on our way to Fosslaug hot springs near Varmahlið. We made all the right turns and found the correct combination of fences and gates. We find ourselves in yet another fairy land, and apparently there is hot water around here somewhere. Getting warmer . . . Photo…

(Post 3 of 3) Success! . . . sort of. It’s a cold and windy day, but we tracked down the outdoor hot spring recommended to us by Rubber Boot Guy in Varmahlið. Only one problem: it’s not hot. So this is me, freezing in a beautiful Icelandic “hot” pool.

(Post 2 of 3) Raising sheep is Lauga’s hobby, and she is darned good at it. This is her room, within the sheep barn, where she spends the nights during lambing season. All of these framed certificates are prizes she has won. Lambing can be very quick, “Sometimes is starts and finishes within one hour,”…