A walk west, to the Grótta Island Lighthouse

Sticking to the plan of spending our time in Reykjavik gently, with intense slacking-off punctuated by the gentle exercise of strolling, I didn’t get out for a walk, yesterday until about four. Good work! Emerging into the still bright light, the wind was brisk and a little cold, from the North. Whitecaps in the harbour.… Continue reading A walk west, to the Grótta Island Lighthouse

Spot of Aurora photography last night

Icelandic Audora

The forecast was for a clear night and strong-ish aurora activity, so we booked the last couple of seats on an aurora-spotting service that would take us to a good viewing spot away from the lights of the city. Downside of last minute preparations was that the pick-up time was earlier than we had hoped,… Continue reading Spot of Aurora photography last night

Is this thing still on?

One two. One two… Warming up the systems for another adventure. Still a little way off yet, blast-off at the end of August. Where to? A couple or five days in Reykjavik by way of re-adjusting to the northern hemisphere and being close to the main game, which is a week and a half off… Continue reading Is this thing still on?

Travel notes

In no particular order (but perhaps I’ll get around to making them vaguely chronological): The Cathay Pacific lounge at Hong Kong airport has power points, of course, but they’re all English plugs. Australian plugs and European plug converters are no help. On the plus side, they also have USB chargers, and we had sufficient cables… Continue reading Travel notes


Went out for coffee around eight. The recommended coffee shop was indeed excellent, and what’s perhaps even better, located so that I had to find my way through the fresh food market stalls to reach him. The whole eastern side of old Split is given over to ancient stone-tables of market stalls, and every one… Continue reading Split