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Transatlantic — Iceland Golden Circle; Gullfoss (and Strokkur video)


Gullfoss Falls

No Fun Photo Friday today. We have too much to cover. But I do have for you that promised video at the end of today’s article.

Gullfoss Falls

Beyond the Geysir Hot Spring Area on the Golden Circle tour we stopped at a segment of Hvítá (White) River. It is at this point that the Hvítá cuts into the landscape, creating a deep canyon.

The Hvítá (White) River canyon containing Gullfoss Falls

It is this canyon into which the river makes an impressive multi-step drop — 36 feet/11 meters, 69 feet/21 meters, and finally a spectacular plunge of 105 feet/32 meters. This is Gullfoss (Golden Falls):

Gullfoss Falls

On average the amount of water cascading through Gullfoss in summer is 4,900 cubic feet/140 cubic meters per second!

Gullfoss Falls

But the record flood amount for Gullfoss was 71,000 cubic feet/2,000 cubic meters per second.

Gullfoss Falls

Now, as promised, here is a one-minute seventeen-second video not only of Gullfoss, but of a Strokkur Geysir eruption as well:

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Transatlantic — Into Kristiansand, Norway


Kristiansand, Norway

The next stop after Skagen for Voyager of the Seas was Kristiansand, Norway, where we docked on August 24, 2017. Kristiansand is much larger city than our previous stop. Alas, the weather did not hold here, so I’m limited on the imagery. We’ll start below with a photograph of Christiansholm Fortress, a structure ordered built by King Christian IV and completed in 1672:

Christiansholm Fortress

Being a seaport, it would be remiss of me not to include at least one marina shot:

Kristiansand, Norway

There is in Kristiansand, near this marina, an event held each August. This is the annual Sand Festival, where artists from around the world come to create sand sculptures. Fortunately for us, the creations for the 2017 event were still up for view:

Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand, Norway

This is also the location of Kristiansand’s Otterdalsparken (along the Kristiansand Boardwalk) where you’ll find fountains designed by Kjell Nupen:

Kristiansand, Norway

Also in this area is a sculpture of a boy riding atop a bear, the story behind which I cannot find:

Boy Riding Bear

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54 Days at Sea — Exploring Ponta Delgada, Azores


Ponta Delgada, Azores

The passengers and crew of MS Prinsendam were five days away from our next port of, so Ursula and I were out taking advantage of our last walk on land until then.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

Fortunately, Ponta Delgada is a great walking city offering much to see and photograph. For instance, here’s a great street view:

Ponta Delgada, Azores

At one point we strolled along the shoreline:

Ponta Delgada, Azores

We also enjoyed the historic buildings and squares in the city center (baixa, or ‘lower town’):

Ponta Delgada, Azores

Now for some architectural shots:

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