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I haven't payed a lot of attention to the volcano in Iceland, but these are large pictures from The Boston Globe and show a lot of what the farmers and their animals have gone through.

https://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html


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A friends brother was in France a few days after the erruption. He said that there they could not see 30 feet in front of themselves for a time.

He also said that as he tried to get out of England back to his home in Italy the trains were so packed he took on a train for 14 hours! standing room only. Nobody was checking tickets... It took him 48 hours to get to Italy on the trains..people just piled on. He said he felt like he was in a war zone. Huge price gouging in hotels and restuarants.

It looks bad for icleand right now, but next year they will have very fertile fields...
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Those pictures tell quite a story!
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A friends brother was in France a few days after the erruption. He said that there they could not see 30 feet in front of themselves for a time.

He also said that as he tried to get out of England back to his home in Italy the trains were so packed he took on a train for 14 hours! standing room only. Nobody was checking tickets... It took him 48 hours to get to Italy on the trains..people just piled on. He said he felt like he was in a war zone. Huge price gouging in hotels and restuarants.

It looks bad for icleand right now, but next year they will have very fertile fields...
They will have amazing crop harvests next year. But what is upsetting me is the price gouging at hotels and restaurants. As much as I bitch about the US, when 9-11 hit, there was hardly any price gouging and I had flight thursday (9-11 was on a tuesday) but went to rent a car to drive the 800 miles instead. I received a very fair price from the rental car company.
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Those photos are amazing. I need to check out iceland. I was going to go in 08 but decided to do costa rica instead. 250$ hotels and 8 dollar beers were not appealing to my pocketbook.
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It doesn't look like our planet.
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It doesn't look like our planet.
Which is why I want to go there. They have these outdoor lakes that are fed with geo hot springs and are blue from dissolved copper. I also want to try some of that putrified shark they have along with the caraway vodka. Also, this was on Bizarre foods, they have a hot dog stand that serves hot dogs made with lamb meat.
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I haven't payed a lot of attention to the volcano in Iceland, but these are large pictures from The Boston Globe and show a lot of what the farmers and their animals have gone through.

https://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html

Thanks Nightowl! Unfortunately I could only see the first six photos. I used the first with the static electricity for my desktop wallpaper.
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Sorry you weren't able to see them all, kind2creatures, but it is pretty large. I lived in Idaho near Spokane, WA when Mt. Saint Helen's blew in 1980 and we got a lot of ash then. It got dark as night at 3:00 PM and my kids were 6 miles out of town swimming at a lake with friends. None of us had any way of knowing what it was...it took a while to get a report on the radio or TV. We weren't sure what it might do to our lungs if we breathed it or whether it was poisonous. The picture of cars driving in the ash cloud is how it was there in eastern Washington and Idaho. Logging was shut down because of heavy ash falling from trees. I heard that farmers got an extra crop of wheat that year because it made the ground fertile. So I can kinda relate to this volcano, but it's much larger.
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I lived in Idaho near Spokane, WA when Mt. Saint Helen's blew in 1980 and we got a lot of ash then. It got dark as night at 3:00 PM and my kids were 6 miles out of town swimming at a lake with friends. None of us had any way of knowing what it was...it took a while to get a report on the radio or TV. We weren't sure what it might do to our lungs if we breathed it or whether it was poisonous. The picture of cars driving in the ash cloud is how it was there in eastern Washington and Idaho. Logging was shut down because of heavy ash falling from trees.
That had to be really frightening Nightowl, thanks for sharing. We just had some nearby wildfires here several years back. The sun was shaded from all the smoke in the air, and everything looked like a dark orange in the afternoon. It was in summer, and they had to shut down the swamp coolers at my work, because they were drawing in the smoke. They also gave us masks to wear, especially necessary for those with breathing issues from asthma, etc. We had a dry, drought-like summer and that just made things a bit worse. Nothing like you've been through though, or those other poor people.
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Imagine trying to breathe in that mess. I feel so sorry for the wildlife. Just as bad as wildfires. ...and all that greenhouse gas.

I thought Chinese would be a difficult language in the pronunciation of words. Iceland beats that by far.
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Absolutely amazing pictures! I do hope all the farmers were able to protect
their animals. I feel sorry for the wildlife animals too. Nothing could
breathe in that mess.
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They just had a show about it on National Geographic in HD.
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Sorry you weren't able to see them all, kind2creatures, but it is pretty large. I lived in Idaho near Spokane, WA when Mt. Saint Helen's blew in 1980 and we got a lot of ash then. It got dark as night at 3:00 PM and my kids were 6 miles out of town swimming at a lake with friends. None of us had any way of knowing what it was...it took a while to get a report on the radio or TV. We weren't sure what it might do to our lungs if we breathed it or whether it was poisonous. The picture of cars driving in the ash cloud is how it was there in eastern Washington and Idaho. Logging was shut down because of heavy ash falling from trees. I heard that farmers got an extra crop of wheat that year because it made the ground fertile. So I can kinda relate to this volcano, but it's much larger.

A few days after that eruption, we actually had ash from it here on the east coast. There was a ring around the moon for a long time after that as well.
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I haven't payed a lot of attention to the volcano in Iceland, but these are large pictures from The Boston Globe and show a lot of what the farmers and their animals have gone through.

https://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html


Phenomenal photos!!
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