As dusk falls, fog over Mývatn embraces the iconic table mountains ringing it. This scene lasted but briefly before it was replaced by whiteout conditions.
Founded in 1595, built in 1741.
One of Goa‘s oldest churches, photographed early morning. Considered to be in the “Mannerist Neo-Roman style with Rococo features.”1
 The Parish Churches of Goa by José Lourenço, Amazing Goa Publications, 2005.
A test of nerves and skill.
Landing an aircraft in Iceland‘s fjords can be an unnerving experience. Negotiating rapid changes in weather and visibility, especially the unforeseen wind gusts, demands a high level of skill. Icelandic pilots are very well trained to operate in these conditions.
Last year in March I was stranded for 3 days on the remote Strandir coast after a ferocious snow storm had rendered the only land route into the region impassable. See this post I made at the time. A once-a-week flight operated from Reykjavík into the area’s tiny airstrip at Gjögur was my only way out. Needless to add, I was the sole passenger on the return flight to Reykjavík.
These photographs were taken handheld on a cold and blustery afternoon as I waited for the aircraft (a Jetstream 31) to arrive.
Check out the slideshow below of the landing sequence.