The “Bradley Walters Journeys Iceland Group” arrives back in Toronto on Sunday at 2pm and they will be surprised to see that their lawns at home are once again green . Many left brown grass due to our dry, hot summer. We’ve sure had our share of heavy rains lately but its way too late in the season to save many of the farmers crops. The clouds once again opened up this evening. I was directing cars for tonight’s, Michael Twitty show at the Walters Theatre and got soaked even though I was wearing a heavy raincoat and rain pants.
When the Iceland Group sailed close to the Arctic Circle they hit some rougher waters.
They were mesmerized by the unique landscapes of Iceland – glaciers, lava fields, thundering waterfalls. Iceland is near the top of the globe where the air is crisp and clean. It’s population often triples with tourism but the locals don’t mind and are very friendly. As you can imagine everything is extremely expensive in Iceland – it’s and isolated country – most products needs to be shipped in.
Many of our group were surrounded by nature when they took a relaxing dip in Iceland’s famous, geothermal spa, Blue Lagoon. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Most were very impressed by the undisputed gem of northeast Iceland, Myvatn Lake. The area is starkly beautiful – spluttering mud pots, lava formations, steaming fumaroles and volcanic craters. This is the Iceland one imagines – and it’s totally different than anywhere else in the country.
The group has started their journey South and is currently visiting Norway – today many were on the scenic, “Path of the Trolls”.
CTV personality, Lloyd Robertson is a passenger on board the Koningsdam and many in our group have enjoyed spending time chatting with him.
Bradley Walters Journeys passengers make new friendships during their journeys with us. I mentioned in a recent blog post if any of you get together, send me some pictures and I will publish them. You might recognize these Bradley Walters Journeys passengers who enjoyed Gord’s fish fry – that perch looks mighty fine! Thank for sending me the pictures – hope you saved some of that fish for me.