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The World’s Worst Panorama 2024

As is traditional, here’s my rogue’s gallery from the Lee Frost Iceland Tour 2024. From the left: Philip, Chris, Chris, Andreas, Lee, Yours Truly, Ann, John and Geriant. Continue reading

Friday, February 23, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

Three Kirks and a Kirkufell!

Ideally, don’t get a cold when you’re in Iceland. If you must, make sure you have enough of your preferred cold medication. If you’ve failed on that, then you really, really don’t want to discover it on Saturday morning. In … Continue reading

The Road North

After a leisurely breakfast we hit the road for the long drive up to the Snaefellsnes peninsula, up on the Iceland’s North-West coast. Among a number of other attractions, this is home to the volcano Snæfellsjökull, famous as the point … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

Inappropriate Footwear, and an Inaccurate Prediction

On Sunday we moved on from Höfn back towards Vik. I was still feeling fragile, but after a better night’s sleep somewhat improved, and I knew the day would be mainly a fairly steady drive. We did make one photography … Continue reading

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

The Cold Gives Me a Cold

The following day we moved on from Jökulsárlón to near Höfn, a relatively short drive but we stopped on the way to photograph wonderful light over the hills a mile or two back from the coast, despite the fact that … Continue reading

Sunday, February 18, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

No Sitting Down Time

Day 3 started back at Jökulsárlón with another sunrise over the beach. Overnight some larger icebergs had reached the outlet and then beached, and the waves were somewhat higher than the previous day, providing for more dramatic images, but maybe … Continue reading

Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

On Reflection, This is Really Pretty

The first full day of the tour started with breakfast, one advantage of being sufficiently far North is that sunrise is around 9, and sunset around 5. After breakfast we drove back to Jökulsárlón and went down onto the Diamond … Continue reading

Friday, February 16, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

A Long Road, But a Great Destination

New one for the dysfunctional hotels blog. Not only is the toilet positioned so close to the shower partition that someone with broad shoulders can’t sit straight, but as you sit there the door gradually swings open and comes to … Continue reading

Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Iceland2024, Travel

The Cold As Ice Blog

Andrew’s off to Iceland, again. I promise I won’t re-use the fish fingers joke, it wasn’t that funny in 2011… While I have been to Iceland before, this promises to be quite different. The previous trip was in mid-Summer, run … Continue reading

Monday, February 12, 2024 in Iceland2024

Picturing Zanzibar – Advice for Photographers

With my Zanzibar trip now firmly behind me, I’ve looked back and tried to condense what I experienced into guidance for future visitors and photographers. This was my first trip to East Africa, and I came away with a lot … Continue reading

Friday, February 2, 2024 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Travel, Zanzibar

Starfish and Snorkelling

Several of us tacked a few days onto the end of the tour, primarily for a lie in the sun next to the Indian Ocean. For that the Z Hotel was perfect, with a beautiful pool literally on the edge … Continue reading

Thursday, January 4, 2024 in Travel, Zanzibar

The World’s Third Worst Panorama 2023

As is traditional, here’s my group panorama from the “last supper”. From left to right Louise, Andrew (yours truly), Other Andrew (“Spike”), Ann, Mark, Richard, Lee, Sarah, Nicola, Jon and Michelle. As it was shot in very low light I … Continue reading

Thursday, December 14, 2023 in Travel, Zanzibar