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06/10/18 - Exploring a glacier! And then getting far too close to the big Seljalandsfoss waterfall

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It's a glacier!
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The glacier used to be here but has been retreating. It's been retreating for a long time but it's gotten faster lately. When was the last time these rocks were exposed?
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Lots of rocks and gouges in the landscape
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Wandering out into the glacier path
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A little rain nearby
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Dirty ice
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People are useful for scale around here
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Big ice chunks floating
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This moss and lichen is hanging in here
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The glacier can be dangerous when pieces break off
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Our tour guide asked us to not go past this sign but plenty of other people were down there. We scooted down for a quick look around but were ready to run
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For scale, there is a small group of people on top of the glacier near the top-middle, just to the right
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It's been a good trip! Topaz is a good traveling partner!
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Trips are fun
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I really can't get enough of this landscape
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Science box?
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Science.. drill?
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Down at the water level, but just for a moment
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Topaz didn't go all the way down to the water
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Heading back up to safer ground
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Ice and grass and dirt
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Old rocks
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And boulders! This is how boulders end up in random fields. Glaciers leave them behind
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Ice and water shaping the landscape
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Watch your step
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What made that big crack?
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Watch out for rolling boulders
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These guys had bikes with super thick tires!
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Goodbye, glacier!
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More barren hills
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Blue sky does exist here! And check out this truck heading across this thin bit of land!
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One more waterfall
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Pretty big!
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Just sheets of water blasting the ground
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Rock and water
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Topaz and the waterfall
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Of course, I got one too
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Looking up at the waterfall
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Topaz briefly ran down to ground zero
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It didn't look pleasant
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The slippery path to the waterfall
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Behind the waterfall!
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Lots of people stopping for photos
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The last little path
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Someone else clamoring back up
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This is what the surface looks like when looking away from the waterfall
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Just a quick shot because water was soaking the camera so quickly. In fact, later I had some trouble with some buttons malfunctioning but eventually fixed it
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Waves of mist blasting off the water surface
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Me and the back of the waterfall
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So violent!
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This rock is getting worn down
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It was windy and noisy and wet
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Back around the other side
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Hey, no drones!
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Well that was fun
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Let's try some weird Icelandic drinks and snacks from our tour guide!
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This was fine
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