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Titir at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake
We had spent the last 5 days touring  central and southern Iceland and today the plan was to reach the eastern end of the country, driving along Iceland Ring Road along the southern coast . Jokulsarlon is about 270 kms from the sleep town of Vik and along the way we wanted to […]

Glacier and floating Icebergs : Iceland Part 6


Setting Sun, Iceland
Our third day of travel in Iceland started gloomy and wretched. It was raining outside and in fact it had rained half way through the previous night. Not only that, the rain was slowly changing into sleet and as I peeked out of my window for a glimpse of daylight, […]

Rain, Sleet and Hail – Iceland Travelogue Part 3


the window meteor crater arizona
 THE ROCKS THAT MADE THE DAY: Our guide then went on explaining the types of rock formations found in the crater. On the outer rim one could find Coconino Sandstone (sandstone formed 265 million years ago); Toroweap Formation (limestone formed 255 million years ago); Kaibab Formation (dolomite formed 250 million […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 8



Titir at Meteor Crater
THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE STORY : A Family Road Trip This time our guide turned out to be better than the previous person. The guide Samit had gone with was a grumpy, unapproachable sort but the second guide was a tall, reedy fellow with a pleasant twang and had […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 7


at the brink Meteor Crater,Arizona
ENLIGHTENING MYSELF about the Meteor Crater: A family Road trip. Since the guided tour was still going on I thought I would enlighten myself a little more by reading the plaques. They had quite a lot of interesting tidbits related to the crater which helped in quality time -pass. During […]

ENLIGHTENING MYSELF : Meteor Crater, Arizona – 6


THE FIRST LOOK: There was an exit on the left which lead to the deck and to the three viewing posts on the rim of Meteor Crater, Arizona . One was  a little up to the north  and the one a little below was shaded so  I went to the middle one […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 5



THE CRATER’S RISE TO STARDOM: Many factors have contributed to the popularity of the meteor crater in Arizona. Unlike the Vredefort which looks more like a valley, it is easily visible in one glance; unlike Chesapeake it is not submerged in water and thus beyond reach ; and unlike  the […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 4


Photoframe in front of Meteor Crater Arizona
A LAYMAN’S SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY BODIES: A METEOROID is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system. They range in size from dust to the size of a pebble and even to 10 meters in diameter. Objects larger than that are usually referred to as asteroids. A […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 3


Meteor Crater Background, US
WAY TO THE  METEOR CRATER, ARIZONA: Visiting the Meteor Crater was not exactly on our priority list but we were going to Arizona from the Grand Canyon to Dad’s place since he lived there and it fell on the way. This visit actually took place all because of my daughter […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA : Travelogue