Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Clearing up...

... The eruption has entered a new stage. The ice, which was causing the ash on contact with the lava, has more or less stop melting. As a result, we can now see lava bombs the size of SUVs being projected up in the air.

The winds are also starting to change of direction, which should help the airlines in Europe to start some operations.

An other news that make me smile. 8 icelanders, 7 men and 1 woman, are in custody on drug trafficking charges. They are accussed of importing cocaine from Spain to Iceland. One of the man and the woman where arrest in Keflavík over the week-end...
I guess as there has been a lot less flights landing in Keflavík, the customs have been more vigilant with travellers coming in and were able to catch the culprits. Well done!

Back to the volcano, a beautiful set of photos is available on the following link: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html

Another good news for people travelling in the south of the country, "Vegagerðin" has re-opened the portion of the road n°1 that was closed south of the volcan. It is still advised to drive with the utmost care because of the ash and of the temporary repair on the road.

Weather outside: cloudy, 2°C

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