Iceland :: Road to Þorsmörk
Epic journey to Þorsmörk
Let's take this turn - I've heard Þorsmörk is really awesome.
This is a 360 degree panorama taken at the third river crossing along the road - deeper than it looks (about two thirds of a tripod).  This is where we learned the difference between a 4-wheel drive (what we had) and a high-wheelbase 4-wheel drive (what we didn't have).  Luckily we found out before ending up in the "Cars in Rivers" exhibition in Reykjavik.
The approaching high-wheelbase 4-wheel drive (don't you hate people who have all the right gear)!  In the background...the elusive Þorsmörk.
Nothing to do but head back and make a proper plan.
After maybe just one more picture.

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Achnashellach :: Field of the Willows
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Iceland :: Sunset over Þingvellir
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Water of Dunalastair :: Sunset
Sunset at Dunalastair Water, Scotland
Rannoch :: Dubh Lochan
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Norway :: The Bergen Railway
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Scotland :: West Highlands
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Heaven Revisited
Sunset at Tram Ton Pass near Sapa, Lào Cai Province, North-West Vietnam. This is Vietnam's highest mountain pass (1,900 metres) and it regularly has extreme winds as it acts as a dividing line between two weather fronts - on one side is Sapa which is about the coldest place in Vietnam and on the other is Lai Chau which is one of the warmest. I was perched on a rickety bamboo platform jutting over the edge of the cliff - what could possibly go wrong! There was only the odd moment when I was not completely enveloped in cloud - the whole day had been fog so thick in Sapa that you could not see across the road. So, much to the amusement of the locals I decided to see if the weather was any better at Tram Ton Pass and to try and get some sunset photos. I was at the pass for about an hour, and for about 45 minutes of that time I was completely enveloped in fog. These images reflect pretty much the only time I could take pictures (between cloud and wind gusts and the movement of the platform).
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