There was on thing on my list I missed as an essential travel item: My Luck. Somewhere back in antiquity one of my ancestors must have had a tumble in the hay with Loki. The trickster seems to avoid me for the most part, and I'd like to make sure I don't take it for granted.
It's getting colder. The rain is falling, and the wind is blowing. It's still above the zero mark though, so nothing is freezing. Yet. I'm off to Iceland tomorrow, and then things will change.
For the past few days I've been taking residence at my sister's place in St Austell (S'nt ORR-stel), Cornwall. I actually know now, in detail, what she's doing over here. I've also met some friends of hers, esepcailly Steve and Steve. That is to say Hulbert and Webb.
The Eden Project is an educational charity which has built habitat reserves in two separate Biodomes (Biomes). Inside these biomes you are transported from wet, wet, wet Cornwall into an arid and temperate climate, or the humid rainforest.
I was curious, and may do a little independent research into the strength and building cost of the geodesic dome, as it gave me some inspiration for my dream home - perhaps I should build it inside one of these domes. It would provide resistance to wind, hail, and other natural elements, not to mention semi-controllable environments which could enable the easy growing of vegetables etc. for use within the house. One day... when I'm rich and famous.
The current temperature in Reykjavik is -8°C. When I arrive, the maximum is 2°C, with a chance of snow and going down to -6°C. If I survive, I'll talk to you all from there... but don't bbe ssurppprised if there's a fffew doubble letters... it's gonna be cold. Makes me triply glad I'm swinging through the Gold Coast on the way back. Thawing out will be neccesary.
Just a short note to let you know that I've updated some of the previous posts with photos, and all of them link to the Picasa web albums, with plenty more photos after the jump.