Yesterday we took a bus trip to a couple of neighbouring towns – its the local bus with school kids and us. One of the towns, Flateyri, we will return to next week – it looked quite charming. There are immense tunnels excavated through some of the mountains that vehicles take to avoid driving around the mountains. They are a wonder of human engineering! Some parts are one way so all vehicles going in the direction that doesn’t have way have to pull in to the side and let the others pass – there are regular little indentations for vehicles to do this. The tunnels are incredibly gloomy – I can hear strains of In the Hall of the Mountain King in my mind as we travel along.
I’ve been making my postcards – slowly. And need to think about soundscapes or podcasts as well. Mostly we think about staying warm. When I looked at the Museum of Photography website, this is their photo of the month – A WINTER’S DAY ON ÍSAFÍRÍD CIRCA 1913. It’s cold.