Stonehenge 

Stonehenge 

I must have been 10 years old when I first heard of Stonehenge. Like many people it captured my imagination.  So today was a day at the Stones. 

Corfe Castle in the English county of Dorset

Corfe Castle in the English county of Dorset

Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built at least partly using stone when the majority were built with earth and timber. Corfe Castle underwent major structural changes in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Today a slightly rainy day in south coast of England.

Ending with some classic english dessert -Dorset applecake

British Museum

British Museum

I decided to spend the whole of the next day in the British Museum. They have over 8 million things in the collection, Many of the Archeological sites I have been to , the good bits were packed up and sent here. They have a dozen rooms of Egyptian stuff, Mummies galore  and history of England.

The door’s open at 10, but you can get into position by 9 am, so at 10.00 I rush the first exihipt with a few dozen people. There is is the Rosette Stone. in the center of hundreds of Egyptian statutes

By 5:30, closing time, I had walked thorough  a hundred rooms , 7 hours , my eyes were glazed over

look closely this is a clock

The Rock — Stein Mt Ejsa

The Rock — Stein Mt Ejsa

Today’s adventure

North of Reykjavík is a small mountain Ejsa about 3000 ft tall.

There was a 4 hour weather window

Of sunny at noon I took the 15 bus to the 57 and hopped off at the hiking center.

Its about 2 -3 hour hike to the top , very popular with the locals

 

The rain is back but with a present 

The Geysir mission 

The Geysir mission 

As part of the Golden circle visitor to Iceland will stop to watch it erupt about every 5 minutes, I have edit to that last on minute for you.

The word geyser comes from Iceland as “Geysir”, this was the first, ( well second, the first one stop working.

 

Mission accomplished

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Wtf Iceland 

Wtf Iceland 

I was driving around Iceland, and just stoping to see the sighs.

After a cool waterfall (foss ) I saw a parking lot full of cars and no sign of what was going on, but there was no parking fee, so I said what the heck, looks like a black sand beach. After 4 km ( 2.5 miles) I found this.

Yes it was cold and windy ,

 

How To Find Iceland’s Famous Sólheimasandur Plane Crash

On Saturday Nov 24, 1973, a United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sand beach in the south of Iceland after experiencing some severe icing.