• An Iceland Adventure (4)

    21st Aug. A sea-day of forms. The clocks went forward an hour last night so breakfast at 7.30 am felt quite early, it took a while to ‘come around’, a choppy North Atlantic swell and being homeward bound didn’t help the spirit. All good things eventually come to an end! The first task of the… Continue Reading

  • An Iceland Adventure (3)

    19th Aug. Waterfalls, fumaroles, lava fields and craters. The Bolearis slid into her mooring alongside the quay in Akureyri around 6.00 am, nicknamed the ‘Capital of the North’ and regarded as an important port and fishing centre.  As we vacated our cabin for breakfast at 7.00 am, the grey cloud hanging on the surrounding mountains… Continue Reading

  • An Iceland Adventure (2)

    17th Aug. The Golden Circle. Bolearis docked quietly in Reykjavik around 6 am, it was a misty, drizzly morning, thick clouds obscured the mountains in the distance, not a nice start to the day. With breakfast stored internally and a carrier bag containing a packed lunch in hand, we disembarked the ship by 9 am… Continue Reading

  • An Icelandic Adventure (1)

    13th Aug. A wayward journey to Liverpool. With bags packed the night before and with all necessities accounted for, we both had a leisurely breakfast and shower before loading cases into the car, setting the house alarm and hitting the road northeast. The previous afternoon, I had inputted the address of our hotel (Campanile) into… Continue Reading