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Land of Ice and Fire

The entry below is a synopsis of our speakers talk on 17th February 2016.

An outstanding presentation was given by Harry & Kath Gilbert at the latest meeting of the Cullercoats Men's Club.

The digital projection show was about a trip around Island in 2011. Arriving first in Reykjavik and started their tour going anticlockwise the sights and scenes there.

Photos of waterfalls with their gushing water spouts then travelling to Selfoss and the now dormant Grímsvötn volcano surrounded by ask from its last eruption. Hveragerði waterfalls were next then onto the geezers Strokkur which performs every 6 mins.

Onto Dettifoss waterfalls (the most powerful in Europe) as next feeding into Peaceful Lake which contains many birds including puffins, eider ducks etc. Several references were made to Erik the Red one of the most notable figures from the past and has been passed down through the ages in stories told to the children.

Several photos of churches standing alone in the countryside only having one service each year. The area of Snæfellsjökull was also visited to see its wildlife which mainly birds.

A very good morning for all our members who thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.

Questions followed on several points to conclude a very entertaining morning.

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