Cloud Surfing – Iceland

GrumbleSmiles was set up to provide innovative answers to tackling the problems of loneliness in later life.    Many older people are less able to get out and about, which can be the first steps towards a life of isolation.

My travels around the clouds continue (you can see more of my travel adventures by clicking on CLOUD SURFING in the TAG CLOUD).   Today I invite you to join me on a trip to unknown destinations around the world and an opportunity to talk to new and interesting people.    All at no cost and from the comfort of your own armchair.

We are going cloudsurfing to Iceland.

Courtesy of a blogger and photographer Brent Green, who’s blog is called “Boomers”.  Brent is an author and marketeer from America who has been blogging since 2005.


Below is a photograph of Reykjavik which is the capital of Iceland.  Somewhere I’ve never been or am likely to go to.  I always think of it as a cold and bleak place as suggested in the second photograph.  But reading Brent’s blog on his travels to Iceland in 2016, it certainly looks like he very much enjoyed his visit and met some interesting people.

You can find out the full story by clicking on the link below.

My thanks to Brent for allowing us to travel virtually with him and see another interesting part of the world.

In the weeks ahead, I will publish more blogs and photographs from my cloud surfing travels.

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2 Responses to Cloud Surfing – Iceland

  1. Interesting? I cannot find the link- google rejects my approaches!
    However the country ICELAND brings me up with my past in the deepsea fishing Industry on ST Andrews Dock Hull. I was for a period a trainee fishing vessel insurance surveyor, and my senior colleagues would often be away around the coast of ICELAND dealing with stranded associated deep sea trawlers, as they followed the fish stocks around Icelandic waters during the seasons of the year. Salvage was the name of the game, and refloating the distressed vessel was the aim. Among the colleagues was a ‘reinsurance surveyor’, who job or task it was , was too recover any costs in the case of a ‘Total Loss’ and make the wreck safe to all shipping, and pollution claims.
    As a younger member of the team, I never left the UK shores, but my older colleagues travelled to places like NOrthern Norway, Spiztbergen, Greenland, and the Artic where ever the Hull and Grimsby fishing Fleets went to catch the fish. The ”COD WARS’ or at least the aftermath of this and the understanding of ICELANDS rights to a 200 mile fishing exclusion zone, put paid to the HULL and UK’s deep sea fishing fleet.

  2. some more memories of my earlier life as a marine engineer apprentice. In the Moles and advertising income ‘Blog’ of John’s, I mention \i was at BTH Rugby! Interestingly today Rugby only has one main line railway station to London: Now during my time in 1960 the summer of! there were two, both in town, and one I believe on the Hillmorton road out of Rugby, both at that time run by British Rail;however the town centre one was run by the London North western railway with connections to London /Euston, Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Stafford. Manchester and off course Carlilse and Scotland- The other station in Hillmorton Road was on the Great Central line, with connections to Woodford Haulst, then Oxford. or south to Aylesbury and Maryleboune London, or north to Leicester, Sheffield.
    This is the line I traveled on from my home in Leeds, to and from Rugby. The bus service from Hillmorton to the BTH works in Rugby was rum by ‘MIDLAND RED’ [ and had femail conductresses, with an early morning welcoming smile and hello?], at the time the largest national bus company in England, when all road haulage and bus services were regulated and run by the government.
    Just a few comments John aide memoir to me of a time in your ;nick of the woods??

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