This bear was looking at the people looking at him.
If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey?
After a long time not posting anything I have gone through my archives the last couple of days. I'll be posting a lot of photos the next couple of days to catch up.
Early last year I spend a day in the zoo in Emmen. By now the zoo has moved to a different location in Emmen and everything had changed. I haven't visited the new location yet, but I hope they have a similar butterfly garden as the old location.
These are the last pictures from my vacation to Iceland from a few weeks ago. They have nothing in common other than they're from my vacation to Iceland from a few weeks ago.
No vacation to Iceland is complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon, the most famous of all the geothermal spa's in the country. It is located in the middle of a lava field in the south west of Iceland. The water is an azure blue because of the minerals in it. It's on average about 40 degrees C and very nice to relax in.
One of the most popular day tours in Iceland is the Golden Circle. It's a tour covering a lot of attractions, including national park Þingvellir, a huge waterfall called Gullfoss and geysers, including the original Geysir (which is inactive now).
The National Museum of Iceland has a nice collection on the history of Iceland. I spend hours walking around there during my vacation to Iceland.
At the end of my cycle vacation, as I was waiting in Harwich to board the ferry back to The Netherlands, there was a small army of old World War 2 vehicles also waiting to go to the Netherlands. They were going to Arnhem for the 70 year anniversary of the battle of Arnhem. Not a typical freight for this ferry. It made the wait much better.
After cycling along the Themes for 27 kilometers I rode through Richmond Park, a park/forest/nature reserve near London. The weather was very good, so in the middle of the park I stopped and sat in a field, eating lunch and reading.
After a few minutes I heard something move behind me. When I turned around there was a large deer a few meters away from me. I looked around and saw more deer all around me. I stood up slowly and got my camera from my bicycle bags. I got some nice shots of them....
During my cycle vacation I spend a day in Portsmouth and visitted the Historic Dockyard. I'd read you could easilly spent an entire day there. I did have a backup outing, but I didn't need it. I walked from ship to ship and museum to museum from 10:00 until 17:30.
The morning started grey, but dry. I started by going on the HMS Warrior, the first British dating back to 1860. This ship has sails as well as a steamengine.
After that I went on a boat tour through the harbour, including the modern...