5 months ago
Monday, March 09, 2009
Guilty - I am guilty of reposting this picture. It is I think one of the best pictures I've ever taken - and when I was looking at it I felt so overwhelmed by it and the memories it invoked I had to just put it out there once more. Westmannaeyjer, Iceland is a place I'd love to live. My Sweetie's Auntie grew up there - Rosa & Gunnar were reminiscing last time we were in Saltjarnanes, Iceland about it. I have memories of our trip - I was seasick ad nauseum along with a few other folks as we rode a boat over to the island off the southern coast of Iceland in a storm. The several hour trip left me weak from throwing up, but I was in good company as a few others suffered the same difficulty (we were partners in close-quarters-throw-up tales) :) This land we arrived at was nothing short of spectacular, with views that took away one's breath, and wildlife (PUFFINS, did you HEAR ME - LIVE PUFFINS!!!!) such as PUFFINS, Oyster Catchers, to name a few...it was grand. The best thing was all of the volcanic evidence. We climbed a recent volcano, viewed the old houses which had been spared by the volcanic eruption and devastation in the 70's, and generally fell in love with the island. Dang - if only I were a fisherman - I could make a living there. The only other business which took my fancy there was a fabulous store which featured Polish Pottery. The entire outside of the shop was composed of handmade mosaic, made from the very Polish Pottery which the shop owner sold. Truly amazing. I crave that pottery today - I have many pieces of it and it is all so expensive I don't know why I pop for it.
Just have to say, I'd move there in a heartbeat, the view was beyond stunning, the smell of the ocean could sustain a person beyond all thoughts of food, and a crow could find her soul there...