I Spoke Too Soon…

Jon Andrews
Earth Science Major
WMU Geology Club in Iceland

Hey y’all,

I thought I had peaked on Monday, but Tuesday was in the background just waiting to knock me over and rifle through my pants for spare change.

Probably the most famous waterfall in my home state of Michigan, Taquamenon Falls, sends around 6,600 gallons of water over the falls per second. Gullfoss is close to 37,000 gallons per second, which would fill up an Olympic sized swimming pool in under 20 seconds.

Image: Me at the falls of Gullfoss.

Now that the math is done, maybe I could tell you how I felt. To use a common phrase: “I couldn’t even”. Other than stand there, slack jawed and watery eyed from the beauty. It still doesn’t seem real. It feels like a scene out of a movie. This entire country is out of a movie!

On the disability front: I’m sore, I’m tired, and I couldn’t be happier. Iceland is ridiculously further along in accessibility than America is. Each destination for us has had a scenic but challenging hike and a way to drive to another lot and be able to get a much better look at the site.

I’m getting a little bit sleepy, so I’m going to close my eyes for a bit more.

Bye y’all.

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