Pond

This view is found on the little island of Grótta, just outside of the town of Seltjarnarnes (Seal Pond Point) which is a tight-knit and slightly snobby community at the very tip of the peninsula that Reykjavik sits on. It's a nature reserve and bird sanctuary that is connected to the mainland by a thin spit of land that exposes at low tide. There's a golf course out there, a nature center, old war bunkers and a very wonderful stretch of beach that reminds me of a typical Northern California strand, with cold-water waves crashing against the sands and rocky outcrops. It's a lovely place for a walk, especially as winter fades away and the days lengthen once more.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

Beautiful! It really makes me miss living in Iceland. I love your blog...thanks for all of the beautiful photos you post...please keep them coming!

Bless,
Shannon

Michèle said...

Gorgeous pictures like these make me want to visit Iceland!

Julie said...

There's a lot of ducks in that little pond.

Rose said...

I grew up in Santa Rosa, and love the beaches north of Bodega Bay with their beautiful rock formations. The water is cold, but we made a habit of getting in (and getting out quickly) several times a year. When we visited Grettir's pool last summer my sons went into the fjord afterward to "cool off." I passed up that opportunity! Now we live in Virginia where the beaches are warm but very boring.

Maya said...

hi! I have no idea how I found your blog, but I'm so happy I did! Thank you for taking me back to my childhood in Iceland!! I never get tired of looking at pictures of the most beautiful island on earth! It's at moments like this that I wish I could go back home and live there...my name is María and I was born in Reykjavík (like everybody else!!) and lived in Hafnarfjordur and Gardabaer until I was 9, then we moved til Portugal where I still live. My parents are in Iceland now visiting relatives...

Marxe said...

Hi, Maria!
I'm from Argentina and I've been visiting your blog for awhile and I find it beautiful and interesting. I hope I can visit Iceland one day.
I love your pics also and found this one from Grotta specialy peaceful.
If you don't mind I put this pic in my blog to illustrate a text by Kazuo Ishiguro. I put a link to your site. If you do not like this please let me know.
Salutti

Marcelo