[DE GROTE TREK]                                            


2021 Reykjavik - 2033 Wellington


Travelling the world, starting from the most northern capital towards the most southern capital of the world, by foot, boat and bike.

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not all who wander are lost

JOURNAL  

GRÓTTA  2.07.21

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GRÓTTA IS A SMALL LIGHTHOUSE AT THE NORTH-WESTERNMOST POINT OF REYKJAVIK.

HERE WE STARTED OUR GROTE TREK.

WE SPEND A DAY AT THE BEACH COLLECTING STONES, SHELLS AND SEAWEED.

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VIK 9.07.21

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PILE OF DRIFTWOOD AND

TRASH.

WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 40 MIN TIME TO EACH CREATE A SCULPTURE,

WHILST OR SON WAS SLEEPING.

WHEN COMPLETED,

WE LED THE WAVES

TAKE OVER THE SCULPTURES AND

BRING THEM BACK

TO BEING NO MORE

THAN DRIFTWOOD

THAT STRANDED

ON THE SHORES

OF VIK.

AFTER WHICH WE

CAME BACK TO COLLECT THE MATERIAL AND PUT IT BACK ON THE PILE.

THERE WAS A COUPLE WATCHING US AND AN OLD MAN. THEY WERE THE ONLY SPECTATORS OF THESE CREATIONS.

PYKKVABÆJARKLAUSTUR  11.07.21

COLLECTING SLEEPING SONGS 1.

 

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THE WOMAN SINGS A SONG HER MOTHER USED TO SING TO HER. SHE WAS THE SEVENTH GENERATION OF WOMAN LEADING THE FARM WHERE SHE LIVED. WE STAYED IN THE FARM FOR THE NIGHT. PYKKVABÆJARKLAUSTUR IS LOCATED IN KATLA GEOPARK.

KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR  11.07.21

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DJÚPIVOGUR 18.07.21

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SEYDISFJÖRDUR 21.07.21

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IN SEYDISFJÖRDUR WE TOOK THE FERRY TO DENMARK LEAVING ICELAND BEHIND US.

THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE JOURNEY WE WILL ASK THE PEOPLE WE CONNECT WITH TO PICK A COLOR AND COLOR A BOX ON A PAPER.

THIS PAPER WILL EVENTUALLY BE COMPLETELY FULL AND WILL BE THE PATTERN OF A CARPET WE WILL CREATE WHEN WE ARRIVE IN TURKMENISTAN.

THIS IS HOW THE PAPER LOOKED LIKE WHEN WE LEFT ICELAND.

OK GLACIER  BUILDER

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RIP OK GLACIER.

THE PASSING OF OK GLACIER WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE AUTUMN OF 2014 WHEN ONLY THIN, FRAGMENTED SHEETS OF ICE REMAINED WHERE THE GLACIER ONCE STOOD. OK IS NOW CLASSIFIED AS DEAD ICE. OK WAS NOT THE FIRST GLACIER TO BE STRUCK FROM THE RECORDS OF GLACIERS, BUT IT WAS THE BEST KNOWN.

THE OK GLACIER WAS 30 YEARS AGO ABOUT 15 SQUARE KILOMETERS IN SIZE AND FIFTHY METERS THICK.

WITH THE OK OO.21 GLACIER BUILDER BEING ABLE TO PRODUCE ICECUBES MEASURING 3X3CM, WE WOULD NEED CA. 22500000000000 ICE CUBES TO RECREATE THE GLACIER. 

AT A CAPACITY OF 1200 CUBES A DAY IT WOULD TAKE 51369863 YEARS TO RESTORE IT.

WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON GETTING THE PERMITS TO INSTALL THE GLACIER BUILDER.

OLDSKOVEN 1.08.2021

COLLECTING SLEEPING SONGS 2.

 

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KONGEEGEN ( THE KING OAK) MAY WELL BE THE OLDEST LIVING OAK IN NORTHERN EUROPE, WITH AN ESTAMITAED AGE OF ABOUT 1500-2000 YEARS. THE TREE IS BEING SUPPORTED BY SEVERAL PIECES OF WOOD TO KEEP IT STANDING.

THE WOMAN THAT IS SINGING WE MET EARLY IN THE MORNING AT OUR CAMPING PLACE IN THE WOODS, WHERE SHE ARRIVED WITH HER GROUPE OF FRIENDS FOR AN ACTIVITY THEY PLANNED TO DO IN THE WOODS THAT DAY. THE WOMAN IS 97 YEARS OLD. HER GROUP OF FRIENDS SUPPORT HER TO SING THE SONG TILL THE END WHEN SHE FAILS TO REMEMBER THE LYRICS.

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ICELAND

DENMARK