Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, Grimsvotn, and Laki.

These are the Fab Four of Icelandic volcanoes. The picture is of Eyjafjallajokull. Looks benign doesn’t it? Travelling along the Ring Road near Skogar on Iceland’s southern coast is a birdwatcher’s delight. Arctic terns fly along the fences by the road, oystercatchers in flocks of between 5 and 13 hunt on foot in the fields around two miles from theContinue reading “Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, Grimsvotn, and Laki.”

Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?

The largest eruption ever recorded, in Indonesia 200 years ago, wreaked havoc across the world, causing hunger, disease and death for years afterwards. When a volcanic event on that scale happens again – and it will – we should be prepared for serious disruption to our climate and food production.

Top 10 national and state parks in Hawaii

Here is an article providing the top 10 national and state parks in Hawaii http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/15/top-10-national-state-parks-hawaii

The world’s most beautiful landscapes in images

See some of the most naturally beautiful places on Earth here: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/mar/20/ten-of-the-world-great-wonders-in-pictures#/?picture=432567259&index=9

Iceland – for the cinema it’s all about location, location, location

Iceland – a beautiful country – find out why in this article http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/09/iceland-film-road-trip-hollywood-of-the-north