Sunday, 27 April 2014

There She Blows …..

Quelle jour!!!!!We finally got to Geysir, one of Nigel’s Holy Grails of Iceland, it was sooooo spooky and eerie, but not in a Derek Acorah type way, this was beyond anything he or we had ever experienced!
It was as if we had been transported to a time before life began ……

Everywhere you looked there was steam coming from out of the ground…. and the smell, well Nigel can produce some whiffs …… but this was a smell that came from the very bowels of the earth and was beyond anything that Nigel could produce (for once!!!)The streams were flowing, boiling and bubbling before our very eyes, in a most unfettered manner, and I had to keep Nigel on such a tight rein ….. awe and wonder is all very good, but Nigel was like a rabbit caught in the headlights of a car ….. he was more beside himself than I had ever seen before  ….
…… and above all else, all he wanted to see, bless him,  was the geyser erupt and blow!
I told him that he would have to be more patient than he had ever been, ever,….. and look for a “blister” to appear in the hot pool that it would erupt from …… which was a sign that it was about to blow ……
……. and that he needed to protect his eyes and  NOT to look up when it went,  because he would be showered with boiling water ….
……. so he waited, and waited, and waited, not daring to draw breath …. and then …… it happened!!!  OMG, OMG, OMG ……..

….. leaving one very apoplectic monkey …… with absolutely no hope of doing anything with for the rest of the afternoon!!!


Mr.D said...

I'm pleased Nigel didn't try to make a cup of tea with the jet of hot water. Great video.

Anonymous said...

Truly unforgettable.....and all in the primeval environment.......yes spooky but you wouldn't want to miss it!.......dear Nigel does look overcome with awe and so he should!......FABulous in every way!!....Dianne

Anonymous said...

Oh Boyz - I am SO enjoying this journey with you - and have to admit to being a tad jealous too.
JantheFan x

KraftyKaren said...

It is just so awesome there - we sat there for ages watching it blow again and again, then we found little Geysir which was so cute, like a little stew pot bubbling away. So glad you are having an awesome time x