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    for those wondering this is Iceland!

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    I'm wondering if this is meant to link with something?

    Meanwhile... here's a picture taken at Midnight... with enough light to go walking!





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    Is that iceland also?

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    It's the Glacier Lagoon at Midnight in Midsummer, just prior to my unauthorised wild camp. Yes... there are some places in Iceland where they frown on wild camping!

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    Jokuslaron I think (with a little spelling mistake I am sure) there is literally nothing around there, brilliant place I imagine to camp...could you fish as well?

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    If you want the spelling, it has loads of accents to mess up...Jökulsárlón!

    There is a cafe there, only open during the daytime, and there are DUKWs that set off from the cafe and drive into the lake to motor round the icebergs. At night-time, there's usually a few sightseers around, and a few people look among the rubble to find wild camping spots. On the other hand, there are notices requesting you to camp elsewhere... literally miles away.

    I have no idea about the fishing potential, and have never seen anyone fishing there, despite a number of visits. The water is cold, because the snout of a glacier collapses regularly into it. On the other hand, a short semi-tidal river links with the sea, so there is a daily injection of salt water... just enough to keep the lake from freezing over. I guess any fish would have to be adapted for brackish water, rather than fresh or salt water. Unless (like me) you're prepared to drink the water from the lake, you'd have to carry in your own fresh water.

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    Re fish, apparentlythe seals work in packs in the sea to drive in shoals of fish to the lagoon. They thencatch them and once satiated, haul uponto an iceberg to sleep it off. Quite a good life, I reckon... We saw about 4 - 6 sealsthere.

    But I have no idea if there are fish residing in the lagoon normally.

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