So on Friday evening myself and some friends decided to see the carnival in Weston. After a long journey down the M5 (via the M4 towards London 🙈) we got food and walked over to see the floats. We only missed around 12 floats but saw over 70 floats overall, if only we could book the weather next time… we got soaked!! Anyway here’s some … Continue reading Carnival time!
I know I haven’t posted much about my campervan yet (despite this being the reason I mainly started the blog) but here we go! So back in January (days before my birthday so I guess this was my present to myself) I finally got a VW T4, the start of a dream and a challenge! Okay I actually wanted a T1 or T2 but I’d … Continue reading Winter’s coming… time to get some work done!
Now I’m one of these people who are very good at putting on a happy face and getting through a day without anyone knowing what’s really going on (let’s face it who really wants to know I got upset and feel like I’m having an awful day because it took me three attempts to leave the house with everything I needed). But today taught me … Continue reading Alright I’ll agree you can achieve so much when you’re positive
Here we are, it’s the final full day of the Iceland adventure (4:30am departure from the hotel tomorrow). Today’s been about reflection, final exploration of Reyjakvik and souviner shopping. There’s a few things I’ve learnt about myself during this adventure which will impact my life when I’m home; I’m not very good at being a lonely traveller, I had a unpleasant experience in the first … Continue reading The end of a long awaited adventure
So today’s tour has been the South Shore. Being the half-awake human that I have been recently I didn’t exactly know what to expect from the tour today, after a impromptu nap on the coach we visited one of the waterfalls before moving onto a glacier (first coldest thing I have seen in Iceland the entire trip!) and then onto lunch, saw some puffins (got … Continue reading South Shore
After finally departing from Ulfljotsvatn’s Scout centre we hit the Golden Circle tour. We started off with the waterfall at Gulfoss before heading to the Geysir and finally along to Thingvellier to have a look at the Tetonic plates, not very often you can literally be in two places at once! The evening finished with all the IST from th UK coming together for the … Continue reading Golden Circle
The 15th World Scout Moot (moooooooooot) officially closed yesterday afternoon and us IST folk have been busy taking everything down ready for the site to be ready for the public and Scouts to use again (locals have already started pitching ready for a bank holiday here and the biggest camping weekend) It’s been really exciting and an eyeopening experience being part of the IST. I’ve … Continue reading So until 2021
So our time here in Selfoss has been cut short by one day but it’s very exciting to be getting to the main campsite where all 5,000 (approx) of us will come together for the remainder of the Moot. Last night was challenging for all as the strong winds took down and damaged several tents meaning that for ease we moved to a nearby school. … Continue reading Blown away by Selfoss
So on the way back from the local swimming pool (which seems to have been taken over by everyone associated with the Iceland moot) we took a different route back to the school we are staying at and found some statues outside the Reykjavik art museum. They’re quite interesting and a little amusing to see. Anyway here’s some pictures from the walk back. Continue reading Day 2… evening exploring
Today feels like a learning day as I start to settle into the country I will be calling home for the next 17 days. Here’s what I’ve learnt so far… After meeting people from Scotland I have learnt that the weather in Iceland is similar to that up the very North. It’s certainly a bit windy but thankfully no rain yet. Everything sounds expensive, the … Continue reading Day 1 on the Icelandic adventure