Thursday 30 June 2011

Wednesday 29 June 2011


Tuesday 28 June 2011


Monday 27 June 2011

Iceland #4

Left click to enlarge this panorama for best viewing.

Sunday 26 June 2011

Iceland #3

When you first arrive in Iceland, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had stepped onto an alien planet.

Saturday 25 June 2011

Blue Lagoon

Friday 24 June 2011

Iceland #2

Thursday 23 June 2011


Wednesday 22 June 2011


The rusty remains of the wrecked British trawler "Epine" from Grimsby lie on this beach at Dritvik just below Snæfellsjøkull. It ran aground in heavy seas on the night of 13th March 1948. Only five of the 19 crew were saved.

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Sun Voyager

The "Sun Voyager" is a metal sculpture of a viking ship which stands on the waterfront in Reykjavik. It is the work of Jon Gunnar Arnason.

Monday 20 June 2011

Noctilucent clouds

These photos were taken at 12.30am, one and a half hours after sunset and show noctilucent clouds. These "night shining clouds" are the Earth's highest clouds at about 80km high and are made from extremely small ice crystals. Such clouds can only be seen at higher latitudes on summer nights, because they are illuminated by the sun which is not far below the horizon. Lower level clouds and the ground remain in darkness, while the sky glows with these eery light blue formations.

For more information on this phenomenon you can follow the link to Atmospheric Optics.

Sunday 19 June 2011


Last Wednesday night there was a total lunar eclipse lasting 100 minutes. This photo was taken from the harbour in Cannes in the south of France, and shows the eclipsed moon glowing red due to sunlight being refracted around our planet.

Left click to enlarge for best viewing.

Saturday 18 June 2011

Reykjavik #2

Friday 17 June 2011


This beautiful lake is reputed to have a mysterious monster living in it. I guess it's the Icelandic version of Loch Ness.

Thursday 16 June 2011


Wednesday 15 June 2011


Tuesday 14 June 2011


Harpa is the new concert hall which has been built by the harbour in Reykjavik

Monday 13 June 2011


Sunday 12 June 2011


Friday 10 June 2011

Thursday 9 June 2011

Spring #2

Spring arrives late in the mountains of Norway

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Lysebotn #2

From Lysebotn, looking east up the valley

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Lysefjord #5

Looking west down the fjord from Lysebotn

Monday 6 June 2011


Lysebotn is the small village which lies at the very end of the 42km long Lysefjord

Sunday 5 June 2011

Tree #5

Saturday 4 June 2011

Friday 3 June 2011

Thursday 2 June 2011

The end of the road

Here in Norway some roads are still not yet open for the summer.

Wednesday 1 June 2011