David Hume Kennerly Blog
Day 5 started with a spectacular cloud-encrusted sunrise that provided a dramatic backdrop to the Hotel Ranga where we were staying. Our destinations today were a geyser, a waterfall, and a bike ride along a lake. Iceland has a multitude of water-related activities, whether it is frozen or just flowing. Sunrise over the Hotel Ranga. […] Read More
Day Four started with close encounters of the cow kind. A large herd of the critters gathered behind a fence to watch as we prepared to leave for the day’s activities. James Kennerly was the first to spot them, and in no time they had lined up behind him as if he was their paramount […] Read More
We started our day by strapping on crampons and heading up to the Falljokull Glacier (actually, “JÃ¶kull” means “glacier” in Icelandic). A river runs under the glacier, and most of our merry band filled their water bottles from the frigid, sparkling, delicious stream. From where we stood, the top of the glacier field is filled […] Read More
On Day 2 of our Iceland trip we trekked into Skaftafell National Park, part of the Vatnajokull National Park, to see the Svartifoss waterfall. The rushing river cascades over black hexagonal lava columns, and reminded me of the Giant’s Causeway, a similar natural wonder that I saw earlier this year in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. […] Read More
After spending two days in Reykjavik on our own, Rebecca and James and I linked up with the Backroads group for a week-long tour of Iceland’s southern coast. It included biking, hiking, boating, and of course, eating some fine food! Backroads is a company we have linked up with several times in the past. Earlier […] Read More
In Iceland at this time of the year you can touch sunset with one hand and sunrise with the other. On the longest day the sun sets around midnight, and is up again at 3 a.m. The sun comes up early on the approach to Iceland Iceland also has some wild swings in temperature, […] Read More
”‹In one of my longest-distant interviews ever, NPR’s intrepid Don Gonyea reached me at the Hotel Skaftafell in Freysnesi, Iceland as I was preparing to scale the Svinafell Glacier last week. He wanted to talk about President Ford’s first days in office 40 years ago, and I wanted to discuss the spectacular sights of Iceland. He […] Read More
President Gerald R. Ford in the oval office during his second full day as the nation’s 38th chief executive. When President Ford took over from Richard Nixon the country was ready for a little less drama emanating from the White House. Ford was just the guy to deliver normalcy. One of the first pictures I […] Read More
Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for his Vietnam War and other photos. Pres. Ford’s chief White House photographer. Still at it.
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