Off to the Westmann Islands and the perfect date night! the youngest (newest) volcano in the world. (Erupted from a fissure in 1973… then formed a cone they call Eldfell – “Fire Mountain”. No one was killed, but 400 homes were destroyed and buried under 45 feet of lava and ash. 1500 people did not come back to the island to live.)
Coming to get us.
Summer ‘cabin’ anyone?
Yes, that is a house, and yes there are sheep grazing all the hillsides!
Love finding this artist’s work all over Iceland~
Great fish and chips… and by Iceland’s standards pretty cheap too. (Only 18.00!) Hey, but a date night with each other, in a quaint fishing village, under the blue sky’s of an Iceland evening worth every wonderful $2.00 bite.
And my hubby knows one of my most favorite vacation joys is a walk after dinner strolling the streets of the neighborhoods.
And this one had a system of trails hugging the edge of the city. Did I say PERFECT date night?!
And below is the picture he was taking.
And in the bottom left corner, you can see a memorial stone marking many peoples’ home that were buried under the 16 meter lava and ash. Seemed fitting to photoshop the picture below.
And then we headed back to less somber moments – more typical kids playing in their neighborhood
And more cool art
And the ship’s whistle blew to call us in…
and take us home
Grateful is such a puny puny word to express how I feel right now
but I guess it is going to have to do.
Thank you, Jesus, for this… for all of it.