Bildudalir

Day 56.  23rd August, Breiðavik to Bildudalir, Iceland (Vestfirðir or West Fjords).

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness

This is at Breiðavik where I had stayed overnight (note: ð in Icelandic is pronounced as th).  The road circling around to the right is the main road.  The road to the left is to the bird cliffs of Latrabjerg.  I had read about the huge flocks of puffins there but by this time they had all left due to lack of availability of sand eels, their main food source.  I did drive there but after talking to another photographer, didn’t climb up the cliffs there and took no photographs.  I didn’t see a puffin in Iceland; just as well I’d got lots of photographs at Mingulay over a month before.

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The route for this post.

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at Breiðavik.

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Distant view of Bildudalir (the town) and Suðirfirðir (the fjord) behind it.

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Bildudalir.

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Bildudalir.

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About ten kilometres south of Bildadular, I came across this waterfall.  The small shed must be the water supply and/ or electricity supply for the nearby farmhouses.  Following images are of or near the waterfall.

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness .

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness .

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Looking back at the farm buildings and my vehicle.  it was parked some distance away so as not to impede other vehicles although I then discovered a parking place just before the waterfall.

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Just past the waterfall there was a cache of dead vehicles and machinery that I found irresistible, especially in the context of such a wild and remote landscape.

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness .

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness .

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness .

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Bildudalir, Breiðavik, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, Travel, Vestfirðir, West Fjords, Wilderness .

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7 comments on “Bildudalir

  1. I can understand your attraction to the vehicles, and especially under the circumstances, but the hot rod/racing crazy one is totally incomprehensible! Wow.

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  2. Happy New Year Mr Foote 😊

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  3. The erosion marks on the mountain behind Bildudalir are amazing. And I loved the tipped tractor. Performance art???

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Places like Biladular must be amazing in winter. If it snows enough maybe they’d see occasional avalanches across the fjord. And there’d be no road access. Only by sea.

      Perhaps I should have gone to the farmer and asked him if he had any more vehicles he wanted to put there!

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