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Way back waypoint markers

These small stone towers dot the Icelandic landscape, and seemingly lead off to nowhere. Yet, long before good maps or GPS, they serverd as ancient waypoint markers for Icealnders to traverse the country without getting lost – especially when the snow was covering the ground. These cairns (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairn) have been used around the world for millenia, and I found them most striking here.

#cairns  #clouds  #grass  #iceland  #mountains  #waypoints

Shipyard Fitting, Reykjavík Dry Docks

A newly cast bronzen propeller awaits its rusty ship to be refurbished in the Reykjavík harbor dry docks.

#clouds  #dawn  #dry docks  #fishing  #iceland  #panoramic  #propellers  #rust  #shipping  #shipyards  #travel

From sea to foggy sea

Full 360º panorama taken at the very edge of a two meter mossy outcrop, high above the ocean below and behind my vantage point, on the Snæfellsness peninsula, Iceland.

#fog  #green  #iceland  #lava  #moss  #ocean  #panoramic  #panos  #peninsula  #sand  #sea  #snæfellsness  #weather

Dry dock in Akranes

A three story tall fishing ship is being prepped for a spring refitting in the dry dock at the edge of Akranes, a port town just across the fjörd from Reykjavík.

#04000000  #04001000  #04001002  #akranes  #atlantic ocean  #dry docks  #europe  #iceland  #panos  #ship  #shipping container  #ships  #transportation  #water transportation  #watercraft

Free range sheep amidst moutains

The sheep in Icleand all seem to be outside the fences. But, as we were told, the fences are actually only there to keep the sheep OUT of the crop fields. As the summer growing season is quite short compared to North America, the crops are critical. The sheep on the other hand get to roam freely up to the mountains and back all summer long.

#grass  #iceland  #mountains  #sheep  #snow  #summer  #travel

Warning sentinel

An odd, almost robotic looking concrete and steel marker warns drivers and walkers alike that there is a blind cliff just behind it that drops into the harbor below. The other side of the Reykjavík bay can be seen in the distance with its suburban housing dotting the landscape.

#1999  #caution  #iceland  #mountains  #orange  #reykjavík