Iceland 1950s style

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Iceland 1950s style

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A film made by a remarkable lady of her expedition to Iceland.
it's not a playboat, it's a river runner

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Inspirational. having spent 7 summers paddling in Iceland not too much has changed.
The roads are still fun (ring road fully completed in the 90s)
You can still buy fuel from the farmers
The rivers are still cold.

The ferry is a wee bit more expensive though.

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I met Kathleen when she came to the slalom I ran at Trevor Rock as a tribute to Maurice Rothwell [/url]

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People still seem to think that its one of those "out there" destinations. It's very, very doable - even in a long weekend mid-summer. I still look back on the 6 months that I lived there as some of my happiest times and enjoyed paddling there lots. The style of boating from the locals is... interesting ("you must east sh- to get better!") but they're determined and brave. Anybody that learnt to roll in a glacial river is totally nails. Your outdoor resource!

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