4 weeks of much harder labour than I am used to these days and my fingerprint recognition thingy on my
We spent today building water bars on one of the park’s paths, about 18 in total. They act as drainage
Two and a half days of effort later and our boardwalk project is complete. This has been a pretty satisfying endeavour. It’s part of a new footpath from Skaftafell to Morsárdalur.
We sourced the wood from a wood pile comprised of old planks from the main bridge over Skeiðarársandur (on route 1). We sawed it to size (140cm lengths), we transported it to the desired location over a sandy wash out area near the levees. Built the boardwalks (a lot of hammering), positioned them, packed them with stones, staked them. Finally we built stone steps from rocks scavenged from the area. Very proud to see it walked on by hiker once we were done; let’s hope it lasts a while.
Ambling over our completed work:
Did I promise to quit posting about the weather?
I spoke too soon in my last post and pretty much since that point it has rained. We worked yesterday
7 out of our party of 9 are heading off this weekend (to do conservation elsewhere in Iceland, travel, or
Today has been my favourite day in Iceland so far; four of us went to work on an old horse
Torture, for me at least, I have discovered is ice cold feet. Today (and yesterday) we were clearing lupins from