500 ft over Ísland

Where to begin with this one. As if the country is not breath taking enough form the ground- we were two lucky souls who got to go up and experience its beauty from a different vantage point. After our flight landed at Keflavík International at 7:00am we made it to Reykjavík airport and hauled into a Cessna 172 and were airborne again by 9:45am. I get goose bumps and jittery even thinking about it now as I type this. We departed straight out and leveled off at 1,500ft. We went further and further as the ground got closer and closer until we were at 500ft above some of the most expansive and breath taking landscape I’ve seen through the window of a Cessna.

Our pilot Haraldur is a special soul, the kind you want to sit and talk to for hours. His insight and ideology on life and especially the flying community just reminds me all over again what general aviation is all about. He’s a damn good pilot too. These photos evoke movement and peace. You’ll feel the turns we took and see the sights as they were from the front seat. Truly one of those moments in life that you know you’re experiencing but you have to wait and come back to it to appreciate it all over again. I’ll leave it at that and let the photos do the rest. Until next time.

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This is the lake on an island in a lake

This is the lake on an island in a lake

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Yucca brevifolia

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Joshua Tree National Park. It is a place, for those who have not yet had the pleasure of visiting , that I believe should be expedited to the top of any list of destinations. This vast stretch of land has been inhabited by people for the past 5000 years and while it’s desolate nature may be unappealing to some, the untouched and vast beauty of this landscape can be felt on a deeply spiritual level. A still, quiet terrain set in motion by mother nature millions years ago formed to perfection for everyone to enjoy. The soft curved tops of the mountains can be seen in tandem with jagged metamorphic chaos scattered all around. There’s nothing like taking in the age and fragility of a desert and a Joshua Tree keeps good company here. This place can’t help but make you reflect on the Earth’s own fragility. Once mother nature hits the reset button- there’s nothing we can do. Until next time.

Indian Cove

Indian Cove

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Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus Garden

Opuntia fulgida

Opuntia fulgida