I’m sorry I’ve been absent

Before I begin, I want to apologize. I’m not avoiding your blogs. The Internet in our new place has been sketchy at best. I’m hoping it’s a temporary thing and not something I have to deal with on a daily basis. Someone will be here tomorrow from our provider and I have my fingers crossed that the matter will be resolved. I miss seeing what all of you are up to. If I can, I’m going to share a bit from our recent travels. Not sure I’ll be able to load the photos, but I’m going to give it a go.

While in Iceland we went on the Golden Circle tour, which included seeing Gullfoss, a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvita river. It’s 105 ft tall (32 m) and has two drops. Any Echo and the Bunnymen fans out there? If so you might recognize this waterfall since it’s on their Porcupine album. It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to them. Might have to add them to my iPod when I have Internet again.

There are a few places where you can view the waterfall, including getting up close and personal. I will warn you, you’ll get wet if you follow one of the paths completely. It was a chilly and windy day when we visited. I ventured down the path knowing I would get wet, but when I reached the mist and the wind picked up I got wetter than I wanted and turned around before reaching the end. We still had two more stops on the trip and I didn’t want to be soaked, cold, and miserable the entire time. And I was worried about my camera. But if you want me to be totally honest, I was more concerned about me. I was already battling an illness and didn’t want to compound it. The Better Half was smarter and headed to the gift shop. And that’s where I headed to warm my bones before getting back on the bus for the next stop.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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54 Responses to I’m sorry I’ve been absent

  1. Georgia says:

    We also did that tour, but didn’t get up close to the waterfalls. I loved the geysers and I found it really interesting seeing how fruit is grown too – did you see this? I think it was bananas.

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Oh wow—that looks amazing. I would not have ventured as far as you did, I am sure! The hubby has been to Iceland but I haven’t. I would not say it is a place that I long to go but your pictures are fabulous.

    • TBM says:

      The capital city reminded me a lot of a quiet town in the Mid-West. Since it is a capital I was shocked that it wasn’t crowded. It was more like a ski village you find in Colorado. I loved it’s charm and the people wherever we went were so kind.

  3. beautiful place! i’m glad you could get the photos to publish 🙂

  4. Don’t be sorry! Hey, just wanted you to know I bought your kindle version of your book and look forward to reading it. Cheers!

  5. Being that close to such awesomness…makes us feel quite humble!

  6. bulldog says:

    These photos are amazing TBM…
    But as someone said to my wife, (who has just started blogging) don’t let the blog become a chore and feel that people will be upset if your not there…. blog for pleasure and when your there others will also be…
    From when I started 18 odd months ago, I have seen people come and go… and just when you think they’re gone forever they pop back up and one continues as though nothing has happened… so don’t fret the blogs are on record now forever (just about)….

  7. niasunset says:

    Amazing place thank you dear TBM, love, nia

  8. Looks a little chilly there for sure but what a beautiful waterfall!! Hope they get your internet problem fixed because I have missed you :(.

    • TBM says:

      Ah, thanks. I miss your weird sense of humor. How’s the cabin?

      • We had an amazing and very relaxing weekend with lots of visiting with family that we rarely get to see. I haven’t smiled and laughed that much and that hard in a long time!! I sat on the point in the sunshine and read and even enjoyed reading in the cabin one afternoon listening to the rain fall and the waves lap up on the beach. We are on our way home now – I just have to hold onto this relaxed feeling for as long as I can :).

      • TBM says:

        close your eyes and enjoy. Sounds wonderful.

  9. Vishy says:

    Beautiful pictures, TBM! So it was Iceland 🙂 I couldn’t guess. Glad to know that you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing more pictures and reading more about your Icelandic adventures. Sorry to know about your internet connection. Hope the problem gets fixed soon.

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s beautiful and I would have turned around with you! hope your internet gets fixed soon, its awful when things don’t work properly.

  11. pattisj says:

    I hope they’re able to do something which will allow a better internet connection. I know how frustrating it is to wait so long for something to load, both in visiting blogs and posting my own.

  12. lynnsbooks says:

    You’ve been busy and having a good time. Lovely pics – those ‘brave souls’ – lets just say you wouldn’t be catching a shot of me there. Nope. No sirree. Absolutely not. I’m just saying! 😀

    • TBM says:

      It it was warmer, maybe I would have gone the entire way. But I didn’t have waterproof trousers on, just my rain jacket so maybe not.

      • lynnsbooks says:

        yep, well, I’d leave my waterproofs at home on purpose, just so i didn’t have to go. Ahh, I see, is that what you did as well!! Only kidding. I’m sure you’re brave enough to do that – I’m just a raging softie.
        Lynn 😀

      • TBM says:

        A raging softie–I like the sound of that. a really fierce, nice person.

  13. Hey, welcome back. 🙂 Those falls look amazing. Hope you weren’t sick the entire trip!

    • TBM says:

      not the entire trip, but we did miss one of our tours. Oh well, we ended up having a wonderful afternoon that day so I can’t complain too much.

  14. No apologies needed – this should be fun, not a chore. Do hope you are on the mend now? Big Man and I have been looking at trips to Iceland, where did you stay? Looks marvellous!

    • TBM says:

      We stayed in Reykjavík. I think the hotel was named Reykjavík Centrum but not 100% positive. If you want the actual name, let me know and I’ll get it for you. There was a great fish restaurant next to it. If you want to eat there, make a reservation. The hotel was right next to the downtown area with lots of shopping and a few restaurants. We really liked it.

  15. Caroline says:

    I’d really love to see Iceland. It’s quite an adventure, I think. Have you read Halldor Laxness yet?

    • TBM says:

      Caroline, thank you. Our tour bus drove my an author’s cabin and the guide said his name and informed us he’s the only writer from Iceland who won the Nobel Prize (I think that’s the right award) and I couldn’t remember the name. You saved me from doing some research. To answer your question, I haven’t, but plan to now. It’s always neat seeing where an author lived. I didn’t get a photo since we were on the bus, but I can see it in my head.

  16. Nice photos!
    I’ve been been busy too…bogged down with work. I still have to write my post for last week (missed my goal), but I feel it’s important to read and comment on some blogs:)

  17. Fergiemoto says:

    Wonderful tour, TBM! Look like a fabulous place. Thanks for sharing.
    I’ve been absent, too, but I try to pop into the blogging world when I can.

  18. I am so totally jealous but very proud of you for reaching to new heights yet again. Can’t wait to see more photos!

  19. Carol says:

    Looks gorgeous! I wouldn’t have wanted to get too wet either.

  20. Novroz says:

    WOW!!! That looks amazing!!
    I hope you’re alright now, not sick anymore

  21. The Guat says:

    Dude. Sounds like a great little trip, especially if you like The Outdoors. These pictures look pretty awesome.

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