Garth Peacock
Remembering the highlights

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March/April update

Tuesday 6th April 2021

Remembering the highlights

Monday 22nd March 2021

Three weeks of not very much!!!

Saturday 6th March 2021

Minor successes despite Covid

Tuesday 16th February 2021

Desperation strikes

Monday 8th February 2021

Keeping sane during lockdown

Thursday 28th January 2021

2020 - Out with a bang

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Another month concluded

Monday 30th November 2020

Another lockdown!!!!

Monday 9th November 2020

What a week - NOT!!!

Thursday 29th October 2020

A couple of weeks to catch up on

Monday 26th October 2020

Mixed fortunes

Saturday 26th September 2020

A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

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Monday 22nd March 2021

I am at home, totally fed up after having an operation on my damaged right knee last Monday and unable to do very much at all. The garden needs attention for the spring and the car needs washing. Not problems under normal circumstances but when you are unable to attend to such matters, life becomes very frustrating.

So I decided to look through some of my old photographs, starting off with a trip to Iceland in June 2017 and that has refreshed my memory to some of the enjoyable moments that I hope you may like to share with me.

One of the most memorable couple of days was at the glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkupjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is a haven for birds. Icebergs drop off the glacier into the lake and gradually float towards a small opening into the sea, sometimes, even blocking the opening until they melt sufficiently to go through.

One of the birds I particularly enjoyed photographing was the colony of Arctic Terns. They had just started breeding

and were feeding on the lake itself, skimming the water for fish. After many failed attempts, I finally managed a shot worth keeping.

We spent most of the first day there until after midnight when the evening light was supplemented by the blue reflections of the icebergs. It was then that we noticed that Arctic Terns were having a feeding frenzy at the outlet to the sea.

After an hour of fascinating photogrpaphy, we all returned to our hotel very happy. A day to tremember.