Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Europe covering 8% of the island. The thickness of the ice is around 400-950m. Under the glacier are valleys, mountains and plateaus as well as active volcanoes.
We’d been planning an ice cave trip for as long as we can remember. When we arrived here last week the weather was terrible & has been so for months. Some ice caves are no longer & others have caved in. Our good friends at Local Guide of Vatnajokull informed us that they recently found this incredible ice cave a few weeks ago & what that they believed, was one of the best they’ve EVER seen in their 30 years of exploration.
We hiked up & across the glacier for almost 3 hours with our private tour guide Snorri (an absolutely legend btw) who couldn’t wait to show us this massive ice cave. When we finally found it (fighting through strong wind & hail), our jaws just dropped. You could literally park 2 buses on top of each other…it was SO HUGE! We don't normally include people in our images, but left Karlie in this one to show you some scale.
Less than a handful of people have ever seen this place & we were so lucky to be the ones to photograph & video it yesterday…big thanks to Snorri, Charlotte & HelenFrom Local Guide & Asgeir from Camping Iceland.
We would love to hear what you all think… :)
For those interested in how we took this, it was captured on the Nikon D810 + 14-24mm Lens. Camera settings were: 5” | f/16 | ISO80 with the NiSi Filters Australia Circular Polarizer. For anyone interested in a ‘One on One’ photography workshop, or some excellent prices on any NiSi Filters, feel free to send us a message! :)
Hope everybody had a lovely day. Hubby attempted to surprise his girls with a picnic in the park, but it was pissing down with rain. So getting taken out to lunch on daycare day was every bit wonderful with no Thomas the Tank Engine blasting on the iPad. 💋
Did you know that you can poach eggs in the oven? Perfect for if you’re having lots of people over for breakfast (or if you’re feeling eggstra hungry!) Check out Gluten Free Blondie for the recipe! http://www.glutenfreeblondie.com/2015/02/how-to-make-easy-oven-poached-eggs.html
Here are 35 ways you can be pretty reliably sure that you're really a cop:
1. You have the bladder capacity of five people combined. 2. You have restrained someone and it was not a sexual experience. 3. You believe that 50 percent of people are a waste of good air. 4. Your idea of a good time is a “man with a gun” call. 5. You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac and birth control pills. 6. You disbelieve 90 percent of what you hear and 75 percent of what you see. 7. You have your weekends off planned for a year. 8. You believe the government should require a permit to reproduce. 9. You refer to your favorite restaurant by the intersection at which it’s located. 10. You ever had to put the phone on hold before you begin laughing uncontrollably. 11. You think caffeine should be available in IV form. 12. You know anyone who says, “I only had two beers” is going to blow at least a .15 13. You find out a lot about paranoia just by following people around. 14. Anyone has ever said to you, “There are people killing other people out there and you are here messing with me.” 15. People flag you down on the street and ask you for directions to strange places... and you know where it’s located. 16. You can discuss where you are going to eat with your partner while standing over a dead body. 17. You are the only person introduced at social gatherings by profession. 18. You walk into places and people think it’s high comedy to grab their buddy and shout, “They’ve come to get you, Bill.” 19. People shout, “I didn’t do it!” when you walk into a room and think they’re being hugely funny and original. 20. You’ve ever referred to Tuesday as “my weekend.” 21. You’ve thrown a recently purchased beverage out the window because you just got a hot call. 22. You've thrown a recently purchased beverage out the window because you just got a hot call... but the window was still up. 23. You’re the only person at the party who is introduced to others as "the cop". 24. You’ve had a cold beer after getting home from work, even though it was seven in the morning. 25. You’ve had pizza delivered to a cordoned off crime scene. 26. You’ve eaten a sandwich next to the coroner, while they’re examining the body on the slab. 27. You’ve got a permanent “farmer's tan” on your right arm. 28. You regularly pay the bill BEFORE the meal arrives in case you have to leave for a hot call. 29. You’ve said to a colleague, “Things with me and my ex-wife / ex-husband are awful right now...” and your partner replied quickly back, “Be more specific. Which one?” 30. You’ve heard more than one person say “You’ve got to believe me. These aren’t my pants.” 31. You’ve heard a parent tell a kid, “You’d better behave or that police officer will take you to jail.” 32. You've knocked on an elderly person’s door doing a welfare check half an hour before the end of your shift muttering under your breath, “Don't be dead, don't be dead, don't be dead.” 33. You’ve heard “I only had two beers” from more people than you can count... and every last one of them had way more than just two beers. 34. You’ve responded to a member of the public claiming to have “had only two beers” by saying, “Yes, the first and the last, but how many beers were in between?” and/or “How big were those two beers?” 35. You’ve added the following line of inquiry to your random breath tests: “This question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?”
What do you think? What are some more indicators you’re a cop? Add your thoughts in the comments below!
"When a company like Wicked Campers puts a van on the road with the slogan "Fat girls are harder to kidnap" or "I can already imagine the gaffer tape on your mouth," the question has to be asked: what's the joke supposed to be? I understand some people find those ideas funny, but I'd be curious for them to explain why.
In a country that holds the legacy of Anita Cobby in its history, not to mention the Ivan Milat backpacker murders, what could possibly be funny about the image of someone restrained and bound against their will in the back of a van? To those who defend or laugh at this kind of "humour", I want to ask a simple academic question: what's the joke, and why is it funny?"
I wrote about humour, kicking down instead of up and challenging defenders of bigoted 'jokes' to explain why they think they're funny.
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You are the enemy of Islamic State, therefore, I will take the honor in beheading you...”. Jacqui Lambie, is no stranger to Islamic death threats as shown in this 2015 article. No doubt her latest debate on Q&A will have them sharpening their knives...