West Iceland

July 21. I thought it would be nice to visit a museum with some history. My mistake. It was corny. The gift shop was nice and so was the staff. I took a photo of the plant poster for sale. We had an audio tour that would have taken hours. After a half hour we had enough and left.

In the way we passed a cairn or monument to Brakersund (“Brák’s channel”) between the town and the island Brákarey (“Brák’s island”), both named for Brák, a slave of Skalla­grímur’s. Fleeing her master’s anger, she tried to swim out to the island but he threw a boulder which hit her between the shoulders and killed her. See The Saga of the Viking Egill Skallagrímsson & the 9 Cairns in West-Iceland.

9 thoughts on “West Iceland

  1. shoreacres 2021-08-24 / 8:25 am

    That photo of Marc and the Thing is hilarious. Maybe the Thing is a tourist who got left behind by its group and is still waiting for them to show up.

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-24 / 10:36 am

      You comment on that picture made me laugh. It might also be someone who stayed to listen to the whole recording and got bored to death. LOL

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  2. Eunice 2021-08-24 / 7:24 am

    I don’t think would want to meet that green thing down a back alley late at night 😦

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-24 / 7:31 am

      Me too. I don’t know what the thing is supposed to represent.

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  3. Washe Koda 2021-08-24 / 4:37 am

    Sherry: Iceland is interesting 🙂 Thanks for sharing your documented journey ~Willy

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      • Washe Koda 2021-08-24 / 6:39 am

        to bad earth is in between 10 solar cycles and you could not view ‘Aura Borealis’ 🌞

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        • Sherry Felix 2021-08-24 / 7:21 am

          Iceland in winter can be brutal. I watched some videos of what it is like to drive there in a snow storm. I’ll pass on the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). 🙂

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          • Washe Koda 2021-08-24 / 8:18 am

            I have seen them in Minnesota summer if the solar sun spot cycle is right 😉

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