2010, April 17
On friday I got a phonecall. It was an offer. The sort you can't refuse. Did I want to take a seat in a friends plane and go for a cruise to check out the erupting Eyjafjallajökull? Why yes, yes I did! I was currently staring down the barrel of missing my trip to see Kata in Russia, due to cancelled flights all over Europe, but Iceland domestic flights, in the west at least, are completely uninterrupted.
Not really much else to say, we had a great trip! Because of airspace restrictions we had to stay fairly high, so we couldn't really see much of the jökulhlaup debris along Markárfljót, but we got a great look at Eyjafjallajökull itself, last months eruption site at Fimmvörðuháls, and of course, all the general beauty of Iceland's landscape on a warm spring day.
The other guys caught some glimpses of lightning in the clouds, but I missed seeing that, but hopefully these will give you a bit of an idea of what it's like. It really makes Fimmvörðuháls look like the cutesy little tourist eruption that it was. Even though that was damn cool and enormous when you walked up to it!