Friday, January 30, 2015

Textílsetur, Part 3

mountains and hills on a snowy day in Vatnsdalur 

I have gone on a bunch of day trips and little outings in just the last two weeks including a tannery in Sauðárkrókur, a drive through Vatnsdalur, and a tour of the wool processing factory here in Blönduós. I have learned a lot of interesting things and seen some really cool stuff. The director of Textílsetur ÍslandsJóhanna Pálmadóttir, has been very generous to drive the January interns and me all around while sharing her extensive knowledge of the area. From getting acquainted with 250 sheep to hearing about how fish are being studied at a research lab to the undeniable landscape that is all around, I am inspired in big and small ways. 

the vault of Þingeyrarkirkja with 1000 stars, 1877, Vatnsdalur

hanging out with a lamb on the farm of Jóhanna Pálmadóttir

close-up of Kattarauga (Cat's Eye), 
a deep, warm-water pool with two floating islands, Vatnsdalur 

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