BBQ On Ice

When the director of the Ocean Nova, our expedition vessel in Greenland, announced we were having a BBQ for dinner one night, I imagined that the chefs would cook outside, and then serve the meal in the dining room.


We actually had the BBQ on the top (outside) deck surrounded by icebergs and snowy mountains. It was only 40 degrees outside so all of the passengers were quite warm in their custom Parkers and knee-high rubber boots.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My photos document it.

Chasing The Northern Lights

Our Group: Marcos, Eliot, Lois, Rene, Howard, and Greg

The Sun Voyager (1990) (Icelandic: Sólfar) is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason. It’s the symbol of Iceland. The sculpture is located next to the Sæbraut road in Reykjavík, Iceland. Sun Voyager is described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the Sun. The artist intended it to convey the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.

One Of The Most Beautiful Buildings In The World

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Because if its progressive design, the building is talked about across the globe. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours.

Smartphone Tricks

This is a panoramic photo of our traveling companions at a Reykjavik caldera. Our tour guide took the photo by starting on the left and then as he moved to the right, Rene, Howard and Greg, ran around him (to the right) to be ready for when he moved the camera to where they ended up. Marcos stayed in the middle to enhance the mystery.

Having lunch at a tomato farm (greenhouse) in Reykjavik

A Reykjavik geyser in slow motion

Reykjavik Waterfalls

Downton Abbey Gets Thumbs Up

Eliot and I saw Downton Abbey, the movie, tonight. We really enjoyed it. It was very well done. We saw it in Miami and my friend, Erica Goldberg, watched it in Northern Florida. Her description below really nails it.

My friend Shelly Palmer, not a huge Apple fan, wrote a great piece on the new products the company introduced this week. There were many surprises. All I can say is that I want an iPhone with a camera that takes photos from several angles. Whoa, that’s for me.