Monday, April 7, 2014

Fish story for Open Link Monday

I ate a lot of lovely fish in Iceland
I ate salmon, arctic char, and plaice
but it cost so much for eating out in Iceland
some foods we couldn’t even try to taste

and as for souvenirs, well, just forget it
they cost an arm, a leg, and more, to buy!
but we enjoyed our holiday in Iceland
with hot springs, mountains, sea, and such blue sky!

Posted for Kerry's Open Link Monday
at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Top photo:
I thought I was getting an open-faced sandwich of salmon on bread, but it turned out to be salmon on half a pancake. Who knew?

Second photo:
my first taste of arctic char

Third photo: ordinary souvenirs such as mugs and plates were priced right out of sight, and out of reach. Iceland is, after all, an island by the bottom of Greenland's east coast, and although there are greenhouses in the countryside, almost everything has to be shipped in.

Below: Reykjavik as seen from a fish restaurant near our hotel.

Richard Schear photos.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
The photos are your souvenirs Kay! Crockery you can get anywhere... YAM xx

Susan said...

Discovery is fun! This poem reflects that.

Charleen said...

Now I've been warned. Peanut butter sandwiches in Iceland. Ha. Ha.

Powell River Books said...

On our last trip to Arizona, Wayne and I decided to "cook" for ourselves rather than eat out in restaurants every morning and night. I got some plates, bowls, plastic cutlery (for airplane carry-on), and a collapsible cooler. We shopped at a grocery store when we arrived for salad makings, cooked chicken, milk, cereal, fruit, etc. It was mostly because we have been very careful with our meals for health reasons, but having to go out for lots of meals cuts into relaxing time. We got lots of sun, and baseball games. It was a perfect winter getaway. - Margy

Sumana Roy said...

fun moments..

Susie Clevenger said...

What beautiful photos...the view from the window is breathtaking...

Ella said...

I'm jealous-it looks gorgeous! You make it sound fun~ Happy you are home!

Margaret said...

Photos are priceless (and inexpensive :) I bet the food was so delicious - the char certainly does!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Gosh. wonderfully photographic place.
Your loving readers are happy you took the trip! :-)