It seems ages since I’ve done one of these posts, so this edition of Web of Wonder spans notable content I’ve enjoyed over the last few months. I hope you like this little collection of internet gems and as always, if you’ve seen something remarkable on the web, I’d love for you to share!
I look forward to your thoughts – enjoy the week ahead everyone! 🙂
Before our Icelandic adventure, I’d researched and researched and…researched some more! The Golden Circle and Northern Lights tours always came up top, along with attractions such as whale watching or extreme snowmobiling over a glacier.
But we wanted to explore by car and fortunately, thanks to Tom from Old England to New England, I was alerted to the South Coast of Iceland route, down towards Vik.
A little more investigation showed this would be possible within a day and was home to some of the most photographed waterfalls in the country. In fact, it’s widely regarded as one of the most scenic drives out of Reykjavik. Oh, and it passes THAT volcano. So off we went!
Ten days ago, after a five day adventure, we said our goodbyes to a country that captivated, mesmerised and enchanted us: Iceland!
As many of you know, a trip here has been on my bucket list for years. I adore wild, open wilderness, I’ve had a fascination with volcanoes, earthquakes and geology in general since being a child and I hoped to one day witness the Aurora Borealis. Iceland promised all this, along with a land that is steeped in folklore and fantasy. I failed to see how I could be disappointed.
But I still worried.
When you build something up in your mind for so long, you’re bound to be heading for an anti-climax. Yet, as the first sentence suggests, we had nothing to fear. Throw every superlative in the book at Iceland and it still won’t capture how awe inspiring it is.
We experienced four seasons in one day, dipped in hot pools whilst an icy storm whipped around our ears, saw more rainbows than I’ve seen in a year in the UK and looked upon landscapes that seemed more like alien territory. We were hooked!
And despite immense trepidation of ‘driving on the wrong side’, we hired a car and explored at leisure, naturally taking oodles of photos! These here are of the famous Golden Circle tour, approximately a 150 mile round trip from Reykjavik.
Ooh, there have been so many wonderful webby offerings collected over the last month, that I’ve had to narrow it down to my favourites. I hope you find the sixth installment of Web of Wonder just as interesting as I did. And as always, if you’ve seen something remarkable on the internet, it always good to share!
I look forward to your thoughts – Happy Weekend everyone! 🙂
I fully intended to just display some images I’d taken (mostly) over the last few days of flowers from my garden. But then I started pottering and tinkering with the images and…well… see for yourselves!
Each image is shown with the original, unedited photo. The main manipulation comes from using a kaleidoscope filter, then a little further editing with contrasts / blurring etc, etc. I’m extremely happy with how they’ve turned out, especially my ‘fuschia bee’! I might even get it printed on canvas. (I’ve tried to create little beasties in the majority of them.)
Are they something you could see on a wall? I’d love to know your thoughts, as always.