Friday, April 02, 2021

Iceland ... our Bucket List destination

I, and all of my family, have been looking forward to the day that we can finally celebrate the end of this pandemic.  We've decided that when it does come we will gather at a place that all of us have wanted to visit. We call it our post Covid Bucket List and it looks like Iceland has been picked as number one. 

Ever since we've made our choice it seems like something new crops up almost daily about Iceland and the latest is the Fagradals Mountain volcano that erupted recently.  It had been dormant for over 6,000 years and, of course it drew visitors. (as seen in this photo by Jeremie Richard)

Officals at first said it appeared to be small and was not considered a threat to the capital, Reykjavik, just 25 miles away, but due to the constancy of the lava flow and based on the analysis of the magma they now suspect that the eruption could be a long-hauler.

A scientific study of the freshly-minted basalt by volcanologists suggests that the magma has come from deep within the Earth's mantle over nine miles beneath the surface.  "Magma from a source that deep has not been seen in this region for thousands of years and has the potential to sustain itself for a long time.", they said.

What it says to me is ... "Don't worry you guys from the States.  We are looking forward to your visit and will be putting on a show for years to come!"


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Don't forget to social distance that volcano. Sounds a bit scary.
New Zealand is on my list.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

Iceland sounds perfect. I look forward to your visit and all you will share with us!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Apparently, Iceland is a photographic paradise. I have heard it said that you don't have to go far and hardly get out of the car to get great photos.

4:40 AM  
Blogger Joared said...

Iceland sounds like a plan! Scotland is on my list, too, but Australia, New Zealand, Galapagos Islands are a few on my bulging list that will likely have to await until my next life.

3:42 AM  

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