Iceland, 2019 – Part 2, Snæfellsnes Peninsula

We awoke to clearing skies. Not crystal blue, yet, but the clouds had risen enough to give us a clear view of Kirkjufell, across the harbor, and a better look at the mountains that surrounded Grundarfjörður. Our first night with no true darkness had gone reasonably well, aided by thick blackout shades and our undeniable…Read more Iceland, 2019 – Part 2, Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Iceland 2019, Part 1 – Grundarfjörður

As is typically the case on flights from the US to Europe, we departed at midnight to arrive near dawn. In our case, we landed in rain, falling heavy under low clouds. Our first impressions of Iceland were... underwhelming. With visibility only about a mile, all we could tell from the area around Keflavik Airport…Read more Iceland 2019, Part 1 – Grundarfjörður

Downeast Maine, Part 2 – Whale Watching and Lighthouses

Part 2 of our Maine adventure, featuring a very foggy day in the Atlantic looking for whales, a short hike to Bar Island along the low-tide accessible sand bar that gives Bar Harbor its name, and various lighthouses.  A note on the whale watching trip, through Bar Harbor Whale Watch:  The touring company uses high speed,…Read more Downeast Maine, Part 2 – Whale Watching and Lighthouses

Downeast Maine, Part 1 – Acadia

Back in August, I posted a quick synopsis of a trip we took to the Bar Harbor, ME area.  I'm finally getting around to reviewing footage from that trip and sharing some of the highlights via YouTube. Here's the first installment - a quick hit at some Acadia highlights: Thunder Hole, Otter Creek, Cadillac Mountain, …Read more Downeast Maine, Part 1 – Acadia