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Puffins in Iceland [20110911|20:55]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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It has long been a dream of mine to see puffins in the flesh, so our Iceland trip included a puffin-watching jaunt in Reykjavik harbour. The puffins had given up on breeding on the islands in the harbour & were headed back out to sea, so we only got to see them on the water. They were pretty tough to photograph, being skittish and also quite small. Their take-off from water is less than graceful as it involves a lot of frantic flapping and their flying silhouette is rather chunky. But they were adorable to watch.

























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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2011-09-11 20:57 (UTC)
Puffins! Wonderful photos. I haven't seen any puffins since I was little and I wasn't allowed to take pictures because my parents knew I'd end up dropping my camera off a cliff, so I've always been jealous of people who get to do so.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-11 21:23 (UTC)
Aww. Surely they could have tied the camera to you? You should go to Lundy Island. Much closer to home, and you'll get to see them on the rocks, where they'll be much closer and less jumpy.
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From: anokapolis
2011-09-11 21:11 (UTC)
Great pics as usual, what's that building, 3rd pic? Looks an art gallery or very cool building.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-11 21:21 (UTC)
It's the Opera House. I really want to go back and hear a concert there.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2011-09-13 09:53 (UTC)
I was just going to ask when the Borg cube was slated for return journey with all its newly assimilated Icelanders!
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2011-09-11 22:01 (UTC)
They're also very tasty, and available in some traditional restaurants - look for "lund" on the menu, as I recall.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-15 21:41 (UTC)
Yes, I think it's the same across the Scandinavian languages - hence Lundy Island.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2011-09-15 22:59 (UTC)
Indeed so, I used to live within sight of Lundy by the way.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2011-09-12 03:45 (UTC)
Puffins! Like flying penguins! Also, parents! Super cute!

(also I forgot to say, any kind of postcard is always welcome. but since we kind of send them anyway whenever postcards get sent, don't make a special effort.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-15 21:42 (UTC)
My parents are adorable, if I do say so myself. :D

Card has been sent and should arrive this week.
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