Issue 143 International Adventure: Where The Wind Blows

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An eager Hannah heads to one of her dream destinations, only to discover it’s not like she imagined at all. Words Hannah Photography Hannah and Snorri Thor Tryggvason Iceland Air’s safety announcement features very little of the usual plane stuff. Instead, there is an improbably healthy and relaxed looking woman hiking her way across the mountainous landscapes of Iceland. Instead of heading for the exits, she walks serenely towards a pass between two hills. She dons a life jacket as well as a wetsuit, and prepares to canoe down a river, clear waters revealing a black river bed which cuts through lush green terrain. She leaps not down the emergency water slide, but instead off a waterfall. She’s not assuming the brace position, she’s doing yoga. Her child (I told you she looked improbably healthy and relaxed) sits happily beside her in the plane as they both relax under a blanket and take a nap. It’s an effective video: I ignore all the safety stuff and look forward to seeing this outdoor paradise for myself. Credit: HannahAs we come in to land and I lay my eyes on the landscape for the first time, it is nothing like I expect. There are no roiling waterfalls, bubbling springs, dramatic cliffs, or smoking volcanoes. There is just… flatness. The sea meets the land in fractal fingers that look like they could be washed away in just one extra-large wave. Resisting the sea’s advances are acres of black gravel, akin to the reclaimed...

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  • Premier Icon footflaps
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    Some nice photos!

    Quite fancy trying one of those forks. Using a RedShift stem at the moment….

    Premier Icon neilblessitt
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    Very poetic!

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