Just a photo of the water falling. It is one of my favourite photo’s from an amazing trip. The is just the fall part of Dettifoss, it kind of gives you an idea of the power of the fall. It is by volume the largest in Europe.
This is a photo of the top of Dettifoss just before it crashes over the edge.
It’s so beautiful and it goes from really calm to starting to churn, seeming to pick up speed before it turns into a big churning mass of water crashing down. Amazing and it was definitely one of the top highlights of my trip, in a trip that was full of highlights.
The mother of all the waterfalls we saw. By volume of water it is the largest in Europe and the sound of the crashing water is unbelievable.
It’s a formidable site and I’m not sure the photo’s do it justice for it’s size and strength. It is MASSIVE and really beautiful in a way that is different from the tall waterfalls and the pretty smaller ones. It’s beauty is in just the sheer volume and power of the water.
We stood and watched it for ages it’s very mesmerizing to watch and the sound is oddly calming.
The stone museum was her house where she lived from 1946 to a few years ago when she passed away. She collected rocks all her life but really started the collection when she moved into this house with her husband as she then had somewhere to store them. There are rows upon rows upon rows of rocks. Big ones, little ones, all different colours of stones. To see them all together is quite remarkable and it was obviously a passion for her.
People would also bring rocks to her to add to her collection. I didn’t think it would be so interesting but I was wrong, the gardens, the house, the little gift shop was all so charming. By the time I left it had been one of my favourite stops on the tour.
That is my friend Carrie and her horse Tic Tac. I got to meet Tic Tac for the first time on Sunday and what a sweet horse. Having just lost my dog, my Kingsley too soon (in my eyes too soon) a day spent with some horses was perfect.
Tic Tac is very huggable and was great support. I felt great after getting to know Tic Tac by brushing her, giving her some crab apples and her letting me give her a big hug.
I also met Dude who kept sneaking up behind me to snuffle my hair. Must have really liked the smell of my conditioner. He’s a big boy but so stealth, I often didn’t know he was there until I felt hot breath on my neck and his nose in my hair. I think he got his name because people kept asking “DUDE what are you doing?” Not really but that would be funny. He was lovely and I gave him a hug as well.
All I have to say is that if you need some cheering up and some love find a horse to hug, works like a charm.
On Saturday I went out to Bragg Creek, Alberta with my friend Carrie. We had a lovely lunch in a little cafe and enjoyed some fresh air and took a drive around. One of the roads had just recently been opened after the flood in June and Carrie wanted to see how everything looked. Some parts look really good and you can see how much clean up has happened, other parts not so good. A reminder of how devastating the flood was and that the clean up continues. Some won’t be rebuilding and it’s really sad to see some parts of the community that had been there so long now gone.
They also had scarecrows everywhere! Ones on bikes riding into poles, a wedding couple, a snowboarder, a cowboy, so many! I should have taken pictures but I was just enjoying the company and the day. Nice to see something that the whole community seems to be embracing and certainly more than one of them made us smile.
It was at the stable where Carrie keeps her horse that I met the cat. He literally came jogging over to me and basically started to climb up me as I picked him up. He put one paw on each shoulder and snuggled, purring into my hair. Best hug I’ve had in a long time and if he ever needed a home I’d take him in a minute.