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A Trip to Reykjavik, Iceland - 20th April 2017

It's nearly Nosher's 50th birthday, so Isobel arranges a trip to Ísland and the city of Reykjavik, whilst the boys are looked after thanks to Sarah and Suey. Once we're there, on our first night, we get a taste of just how eye-wateringly expensive stuff can be, which is followed by a pleasant ramble around the city.

next album: Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral and Whale Watching, Reykjavik - 21st April 2017
previous album: A Barbeque and the Trip Home, Chagford and Exeter, Devon - 15th April 2017

The day before, on the cycle to work, the Mall is closed and the flags are out in preparation for the London Marathon

The Household Cavalry does its morning trot down the Mall

Up Constitution Hill are a load of gunnery types on horseback

Carriage guns and horses

Derelict Nissen hut at Manningtree, as we head up to that London

More dereliction

Some graffiti

The buildings on the East side of the tracks are suddenly being cleared

On the Tube to Paddington, there's a dude playing a Harmonium

Paddington is packed with trains

Graffiti near Paddington

Isobel in Terminal 2 at Heathrow

Gate B36 is nice and quiet when we get there

A BA Airbus A380

The plane taxis right past the most gorgeous plane ever built: Concorde

Suddenly, it's graffiti Ísland-style, between Keflavik and Reykjavik

Isolated house in the volcanic wilderness

The view from the corridor outside our room is interesting, in a small airport kind of way

Isobel holds up an £8 glass of beer

Abstract painting that we thought we could get Harry to do a copy of

Yes, these 330ml bottles of beer cost ISK1200 each, or around £8.60. That's an impressive £14.75 a pint

Isobel waits at the bus-stop near the hotel

There's a lot of street art in Reykjavik

An eagle picture

Wall art for Reykjavik Chips, which neatly integrates potato products and the famous cathedral

Godzilla takes on Reykjavik

Someone wearing a wolf skin rides a wolf

Isobel and glass of wine in the Scandinavian restaurant on Laugavegur

Isobel contemplates her nice but £15 sandwich

Outside, it snows for a bit

A nice little Icelandic pudding

Eagles are clearly popular

A building on Laugavegur that's entirely covered in black-and-white art

Isobel looks back

Down near the old docks is an impressive view over the harbour

Around Reykjavik are curious huts housing electrical equipment

We walk back past our earlier restaurant destination

Painted paving

Three little birds

The famous Hallgrímskirkja cathedral in the dusk

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The day before, on the cycle to work, the Mall is closed and the flags are out in preparation for the London Marathon