Waiting for Godot

Day 77. 15th September. Langisjór, Highlands, Iceland.

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So as at the end of the last post, here I was, on a remote Icelandic road, my vehicle stuck in the snow, a storm due that night and with no mobile phone reception.  I was also due to fly back to Australia in a couple of days and looking at having to buy new tickets.  That wasn’t a concern though.  No point worrying about things you can’t change.

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I went for a walk and at the top of a rise found I could see for kilometres.  I also had mobile phone reception.  So I rang the emergency number and found they had a vehicle out there, pulling other vehicles out of the snow.  They would come and help me get free.

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This image and the previous one show views that include the road that the rescue vehicle would be coming along.  If I had taken them from the same spot, I could have put them together for a panorama.

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So while I was waiting, what better than to admire the sparse beauty of the scenery and take a few photographs.

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Unlike the Beckett play, though, I had no companion and there were no stray people wandering in and out, and there was no-one with a rope around their neck.

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There were a couple of messenger boys, though.  In this case they were of the electronic kind, through the mobile phone.  I was asked for the GPS location and initially didn’t know because my camera GPS was not working.  But when I returned to the vehicle I found it on the car GPS, so I returned to the top of the hill and phoned the coordinates back.

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This is from beside where the car was, also showing a little of the road out.

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6 comments on “Waiting for Godot

  1. Ron Hillmar says:

    Wow, what a beautiful place to get stuck, great photos, as I always admire yours silently 😉
    Greetings,
    Ron

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  2. leecleland says:

    Ah, I’m sort of let down by the immediate thought of your rescue, sorry I was hoping for more drama! But the images taken while you waited were well worth the wait. I hadn’t realised there would be so much green showing amongst the snow, it really does give a different feel to ‘Iceland’.

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