Day 3 - Thursday 24th May 2012

A very busy day...First up was a guided walking tour of a glacier (I forget the name but it was next to Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that erupted and closed most of Europes airspace). It was a pretty epic offroad track just to get to the meeting point. We donned crampons and grabbed our ice axes and set off up the icy hill...

Once we had finished our glacier trek we then went off to explore a really cool beach, black volcanic sand and lots of cool rock formations and HUGE waves. It was also pretty windy and best of all I finally got to see puffins!!!

...and then after that we went off to see a couple of waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

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Iceland Trip 22nd - 27th May 2012 : Day 1 and 2.

For my 40th !!!!! birthday I got to go to Iceland for 5 days. Here are some photos of our arrival into Keflavik airport and first full day.

On our first day we spent time on the Golden Circle "tourist trail". This route passes through some of the cool things to see. Thingvellir (a rift-valley, crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge), Geysir/Stokkur/Litli Geysir (geysirs) and Gullfoss (waterfall).

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At Glengorm Castle on the lovely Isle Of Mull.

Picture of the Glengorm Standing Stones Isle of Mull

So it is 10 years since Layne Staley, frontman of Alice In Chains, died from the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Of all the bands I like who have lost a member this is for me the one that I would have to say means the most to me. Not that I am some kind of hopeless romantic about it but AIC where (are) one of my favourite bands. I was kind of pissed when Soundgarden split as well but at least no-one died!!

I have spent some significant amount of time listening to old Alice In Chains today (thanks Grooveshark!!), almost makes up for the Helmet gig getting cancelled yesterday due to a power failure.

If I was a drinking man I would raise a glass to you Mr Staley.