Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Reykjavik, Iceland

Well this is 'candid photography' if I ever saw it! On one of my lecture tours to Iceland, I was stranded because the volcano was erupting and all air traffic was shut down for several days. Due to the level of volcanic ash in the air and the wind direction, air-traffic control believed  it was unsafe to fly (e.g., the planes would suck so much ash into the jet engines that it could precipitate a crash). Fortunately, I had my computer with me and Jerry-rigged an 'office' with a pillow for a desk, so I could get some work done. Dr. Banford took a picture of my 'feet' for sure. Smile. We finally made it home after Unnur pulled some strings at the airport when the flying ban was lifted.

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