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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

On the beach – Playa del Reykjavik

Summer has finally arrived in Iceland and today it was blue sky and about 21 degrees C. It is very warm for being Iceland and actually the heat feels much more here than in other countries.

We took the opportunity to go to the only bathing beach down town Reykjavik. I thought it was a splendid idea and I ran happily around all the time. Mom had a living hell trying to catch me while I was laughing and running. We also went down to the water and of course I had to run into that too. It was a bit different from being in the swimming pool and I fell almost at once. Wow it was much colder in the water I am use to. They told me it was 18 degrees and in the pools it is normally 28 degrees. Burr, I was freezing and my clothes went so cold and wet. Mom went up to the grass field – as she thought it was much better to have our blanket there – and changed clothes on me.

Farm Nautholl was built in 1850 and was burned in 1900 in the wake of the outbreak of typhus. Its ruins are still obvious to the north of the car park, near the airport fence.During World War II, the area around the cove was a major Allied Atlantic Base. A memorial to the Norwegian air force stationed there stands by the service centre.A brook with hot runoff water from the city central heating systems was a popular bathing spot until it was closed in 1985. The site was redeveloped with a service centre, sandy beach and a sheltered, heated lagoon, and opened in the year 2000. The water temperature of the lagoon usually is between 18-20°C, and 30-35°C in the hot pots.Walking and jogging paths stretch right along the shoreline, and into the wooded area of the Oskjuhlid Hill.Cove Nautholsvik was awarded the Blue Flag Certificate. This award is granted beaches, which offer high quality environments. The Siglunes Sailing Club arranges pleasure cruises on the bay. Rowing boats, canoes, and small sail boats can be rented on Thursdays during summer.Nautholl is a licensed restaurant offering a wide menu. It is open all year round. Snacks are on sale in the service centre.


At 9:36 AM, Leann said...

It looks like she's having a grand ole'll bet she had a ball.

Thanks for the link to the glazier. I'll check it out later today. It's always interesting learning about new areas. I've never been to Iceland, but had friends in the Navy who were stationed there and really enjoyed it. They brought back an icelandic cat, which was the only cat my ex could stand to be around. He's deathly allergic, but the icelandic cat did not bother him. Something different in their dander.

At 3:22 PM, Leann said...

I enjoy talking to you Maria (did I get that right?).

It's nice to know someone understands what I'm talking about with regards to spirit guides and the other side.

Thank you for your honest and open feedback and sharing.

At 2:47 PM, Bangsiland's Blog said...

Hi leann, yes you did get that right...

I found it very interesting too, it has always been a great interest for me even though it was a while ago since I discussed this with someone :)

I have been laying in bed all day with a terrible bad cold. My nose is running and high fever... I hate beeing sick!!

My very best

At 10:42 AM, Leann said...


I'm sorry you were not feeling well. Areyou better?

At 2:07 PM, Bangsiland's Blog said...

I probably went out side too early because this morning it was even worse.

I went to see a doctor today. It has gone out in my ears and the fever has still not given up. I got some penicillin and hopefully I will be better in few days. I hope so because my summer vacation starts next week and we are travelling to Sweden.

Yesterday we drove near the glazier I have been talking about. And I tried to focus and yes, I could feel the energy. I will show you some pics later.

At 4:33 PM, Leann said...

I'm glad you are feeling poorly but hopefully the meds will do their job. Sweden...I've never been but heard it's beautiful. Pics of the glazier would be awesome!

Rest and take care of yourself. I know it's hard with a little one, but try :-)

At 3:46 PM, Leann said...

OOPS...I didn't mean I was glad you are feeling poorly....what a blooper!

At 6:00 AM, Bangsiland's Blog said...

LOL I assumed you've made a blooper.. I am back to work today, med has started to give effect and I am feeling much better.

Thanks for your concern


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