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Iceland and other Glacial Areas « on: December 23, 2009, 12:26 AM »
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Aye can't wait to see them do South America, my first place of choice if I could do it yay
No, no, if they hired me I would choose to drive a Lotus Elise on some of those amazing woodland roads in northern America and Canada....


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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 02:13 AM »
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No, no, if they hired me I would choose to drive a Lotus Elise on some of those amazing woodland roads in northern America and Canada....

Patagonia's climate diversity is so intriguing... I can't believe they have glaciers in southern Argentina! They're also some of the most derelict areas in the world, i've not been but it will be top of my list when I finish University. Smile







btw that's the Perito Moreno, only glacier in S America that's not retreating... you will develop this fascination if you ever go to Iceland Wink :P
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 09:05 AM »
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Patagonia's climate diversity is so intriguing... I can't believe they have glaciers in southern Argentina! They're also some of the most derelict areas in the world, i've not been but it will be top of my list when I finish University. Smile


btw that's the Perito Moreno, only glacier in S America that's not retreating... you will develop this fascination if you ever go to Iceland Wink :P
Are you being sarcastic....? I've already been.... I can post up my glacier pics if it will feed your craving! I keep meaning to but i've never got round to it....... Smile
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 03:37 PM »
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It didn't interest you?  Think  I'm not well travelled outside of Europe so it was surreal, also been studying it for 2 years and seeing it all in real life was a bit special.
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 06:45 PM »
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^Dont get your knickers in a twist girls.......To a lot people, Iceland is a store and Patagonia sounds like a Pizza. Very Happy
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 07:19 PM »
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It didn't interest you?  Think  I'm not well travelled outside of Europe so it was surreal, also been studying it for 2 years and seeing it all in real life was a bit special.
Oh yeah it did, Iceland was really really awesome, but I've never studied glaciers so I didn't really know a lot about them, so perhaps my ignorance was what made me fairly uninterested by them... Think
I mean obviously they were pretty magnificent and all but I did feel a bit by the end that if you had seen one glacier, you had seen them all.... I'm more interested in the volcanos..... I was praying that one would erupt whilst we were there...or that there would be an earthquake..... Alas no joy!
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 07:36 PM »
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I'm more interested in the volcanos..... I was praying that one would erupt whilst we were there...or that there would be an earthquake..... Alas no joy!
Whistle Eh! how can i say this but........DUH!. Very Happy
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 07:44 PM »
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Whistle Eh! how can i say this but........DUH!. Very Happy
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 07:46 PM »
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Earthquake......people might die......you included.........or did i read your post wrongly.
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 07:49 PM »
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Earthquake......people might die......you included.........or did i read your post wrongly.
Yeah that's right! So?? What a way to go!!!
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 07:55 PM »
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Yeah!...right on jumping-w00t
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 07:58 PM »
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Well come on now, I tell you, no one there would have died... They're all do prepared for it... The volcano erupts every 60 years and it's over due... And anyway, it doesn't erupt as such because it's under such a think layer of ice, it would gave only flooded, and they all
know that when it starts to erupt, they just up and they go, whether they've got their belongings or not.... It would have been fine for it erupt when I was there, no one would have got hurt!!
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 08:06 PM »
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Well come on now, I tell you, no one there would have died... They're all do prepared for it... The volcano erupts every 60 years and it's over due... And anyway, it doesn't erupt as such because it's under such a think layer of ice, it would gave only flooded, and they all
know that when it starts to erupt, they just up and they go, whether they've got their belongings or not.... It would have been fine for it erupt when I was there, no one would have got hurt!!
And the Earthquake? Are they prepared...got huge springs on their heels to jump all the chasms that appear.......thanks for reassuring me. Smile
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 08:18 PM »
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And the Earthquake? Are they prepared...got huge springs on their heels to jump all the chasms that appear.......thanks for reassuring me. Smile
As far as I know, the earthquakes are less common.... And they are by no means as dangerous as in built up areas because the while country is essentially a shanty town made from corregated iron and wood and such... It's not like you're going to get much flying debris.....
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Re: Iceland and other Glacial Areas « Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 08:21 PM »
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And you are actually right about the chasms opening up before them, there was a earthquake a few years ago in an area that they thought was 'safe' and a really powerful geysir field opened up.... They were quite amazed...
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