A Year of Travel and Adventure 2013

Another year draws towards its close and so ends another chapter in my ongoing collection of travel adventures.

It’s sometimes all too easy to feel that we may not have achieved even half of what we set out to do at the start of the year, trips that fell through, weather blighted days in the hills and mountains, places that did not live up to expectations etc, etc.

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Foto Friday – Suffering on the Laugavegur Trail

 River Crossing - Laugavegur Trail

A French team of hikers suffer on a freezing crossing of one of the many glacial rivers that need to be negotiated along the trail.

Shot on my recent trip to Iceland while hiking the trail for myself.
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The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek – Day 1

The Sun Voyager - Reykjavík

“There can be no more compelling way to connect with a foreign land than to walk on the soil, sand and rock that comprises it’s landscape. Nor can there be any better way to meet the local people than to walk in their footsteps and among them, on their own terms, instead of being tied to roads, train-tracks and cityscapes.” – Andrew Mazibrada

With these thoughts echoing in my mind I boarded the plane for Iceland. Continue reading “The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek – Day 1”

The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek 2013

Iceland

I have decided to make my way to Iceland in July to have a bash at the Laugavegur hiking trail. The Laugavegur or Laugavegurinn (as it’s sometimes known) hiking trail is 55 kilometres long and is the most popular route through the wild Icelandic Highlands, one of last truly untouched wilderness areas left in Europe.

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