Stylin' in Stykkishólmur!

By: Ylee , 12:53 AM GMT on June 12, 2014

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Stykkishólmur is a small village of 1,100 on the western coast of Iceland. Starting as a trading post in 1550, it has spent most of its existence as a fishing village, the main catch being scallops. however, in the past thirty years, it has transformed itself into a tourist destination, and as an environmental leader.

Starting in the 1980s, many old buildings have been renovated and restored to their former glory, and now house various shops and businesses geared toward tourism. Tours for bird watching, sea life, and glaciers and volcanoes start here; or, you can go on your own, and go to Snæfellsjökull National Park, and use the many trails there. Stykkishólmur also features a swimming pool with its geothermally heated water, said to treat skin conditions.

And it has a golf course!

Stykkishólmur also claims the distinction of being the first European town to be certified an Earth Check community. The community, along with the neighboring villages, sort all their waste, pump their used heating water back into the ground, and have began the process of removing invasive vegetation.



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Hope you have a good day as well tomorrow Ylee. Daughter and wife decided that activities for tomorrow should include an Irish festival up the coast in Long Beach! If it goes well, blog will follow ;D
Nice morning in Milos.
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33. Ylee
Good evening! Another pleasant day today; after a low of 50 this morning, we made it up to 80, with sunny skies, and a nice breeze!

On a different computer tonight, older than the Glitchamatic, so I can see only five cams, the ones that I could only see in the beginning of my time here! Nothing major to report.

This computer also has MS Word, so a good part of the night will be dedicated to Ch.#4. I have a memory stick, so I can save my progress on that!

Hi, bug! Martha's Vineyard looks rather peaceful, doesn't it? Of course, I can't see it at the moment! ;' )

Have a good trip, GG!
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Krk is hopping. Everything else sort of quiet right now. Am off to go visit Dad.
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Hi, Ylee.

The cams are all rather quiet at the moment, except the City of Krk. There's a few strollers out and about.

Martha's Vinyard looks nice.
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Hi, Sandi! More of the same now; people are posing for their picture in Krk!

Time to go home! Be back tonight!
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Hi Ho!
All quiet on the western front!
Six deer at the feeder, blue in Milos, busy in the market square in Krk...just a normal Saturday!
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28. Ylee
Not much going on with the cams(or WU, for that matter). A few folk at the market in Krk. Another nice day in Milos!
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27. Ylee
Good evening! Abslutely a perfect day today! Not a cloud in the sky, upper 70s, and a light breeze! I celebrated by mowing the grass! :' )

Kuredu cam is back, and it has a almost full moon setting! Nice! Nine deer! Cloudy way up north. Market is busy, as usual!

I didn't get a chance to work on Ch. #4 last night; maybe tonight?

Have a good weekend, Todd!
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Happy Friday
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25. Ylee
I can see Mt. McKinley, but clouds have obscured the moon! :( Cloudy in Martha's Vineyard and Iceland, and Yinchang has turned from a foggy gold to a foggy purple!

Time to go home! Be back tomorrow!
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24. Ylee
Looked up Denali's sunrise and sunset; their day is about 21 1/2 hours, so they're a little farther south than Stykkishólmur. Markets are busy, and I saw a small boat in the pond at Puchberg! One seer, and cloudy at Stykkishólmur. Got some light rain!

Sandi, it sounds like a better day to go out to a park, and take some pictures! :' )
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Morning ~ It is a lovely day today, warm and sunny and slightly breezy... a great day to do laundry!
So off I go!!

A deer and 'coon at the feeder and Milos is soooo blue today!!
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22. Ylee
Wab, I don't know; according to the time stamp, it's early afternoon. I hope it's not pollution!
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21. whitewabit (Mod)
Yichng in fog looks really cool as the sun is coming up .. big reddish ring in the halo around the glow gives it a surreal look ..
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20. Ylee
Kuredu Beach is not updating......

Numberwise, you are correct! According to WU, sunrise is at 2:36AM GMT, and the sun sets at 12:27AM GMT! Almost 22 hours of daylight!
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Ylee, I think that's sunrise in Iceland. I think sunset was about three hours ago! It's a great cam, especially for this time of year.
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Good evening! We had a nice day today; partly cloudy, and in the mid 80s! We do have some rain on the way, although it may rain itself out before it reaches us!

cams look pretty good, save for Yichang which is still keeping that weird orange glow! Moon over Milos, coon, fantastic sunset over Iceland, busy market, and Mt. McKinley looking majestic! The Octagon is half closed off to traffic, presumably for a festival. Never saw that before!

Lots of folks visiting!
sp, thr market cam does change views, as does the one in iceland! Some are quite good, others are a little messed up! :' ) Haunted goats? Hmmmm.....

Wab, you'd think the fox could find enough mice and such there; hope it's getting enough to eat! Denali will look good when it gets into the 90s! :' )

Thanks, Sandi! I saw Goat Haunt and Denali had returned for the summer, then I found the Iceland cam, so I thought I had a pretty good start. The market cam was a bonus!

I thought maybe you'd have something to say about the markets, oz! If any of us make it over there, you'll have to show us around; maybe we can find the camera, and wave! :' ) Hope you have someone to mow the grass while you're away!

I hope I get to see the moon over Denali myself, Bogon! Souded really cool!

Cal, I'd like to be at Denali, myself! Or Glacier, Milos, Adelaide, Iceland....... :' )

Woohoo! Todd, I hope you're able to keep this one, so you don't have to train another!

Thanks, bug! How do you "outdo yourself", anyway? :' )

WTS, lets just hope that doesn't happen, for the Maldives' sake, and everyone else's!

Thanks, Pros! Stik - ish - ol - mur? It's a mouthful, for sure! :' )

With OT, I may have the next four nights after tonight with a computer, so I may just be able to knock out Ch. #4! Maybe! :' )
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Hi Ylee waiting for heavy rain to hit guess I won't get the grass cut before we go!!!!
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HI. I can't pronounce the name of the city in Iceland but I sure do like the cam! Nice combination of cams, as usual.
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Very nice set of cams !!

the Denali Park Cam looks cold !!
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Great collection, Ylee! Black sun setting at Milos. :D I like the beach cam at Maldives - that will be a vanishing view if sea level goes up a couple feet and the whole island is gone if it goes up 6'. I agree that the icy theme is a good one for June! I feel cooler already looking at the Wonder Lake cam.
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Man, you really outdid yourself this time, Ylee!
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MORNIN FINALLY NO TRAINEE
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To be in Denali right now and see the mountain!!! Great cams, Ylee!! Stykkishólmur looks like a neat place, with a community that works together to make it a better place!

Briar, Glacier park still has glaciers! I was just there 3 years ago and they have many. Plus the Going to the Sun highway was still closed when son and dil tried to go through just a few days ago. So still lots of snow in the higher elevations.
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Moon over Denali at sunrise. Awesome!
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Schneeberg looks beautiful! Cleaners are busy at the Central markets, Briarcraft the markets are wonderful. When we have visitors we always make the trip, lots to see and taste, usually live music too and fantastic cafes!
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Well, what a great selection... you have outdone yourself, me thinks!

Moon over Denali... very pretty:)

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7. whitewabit (Mod)
fox is back eating the corn at the feeder cam .. 2nd time I have seen one .. tis one looked thinner ..
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Aw, no more sheeps. A goat, though! Sort of, LOL
I think your fox is back at the feeder.
Beautiful selection, Ylee!

eta: does the Adelaide market change scenes on refresh or am I going crazy?
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Mt. McKinley's finially peeking out from behind the clouds! Wonder if the sun actually sets in Stykkishólmur this time of year?

Hi, briar! Glad you like it! You know, Iceland isn't really all that icy, this time of year! :' ) The other cams at Glacier show a lot more snow!

Time to go home! Be back tomorrow night!
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Great blog, Yleegeek!

I may not be the first to comment, but I am the first to Like it!

It's really cool -- pardon the pun -- that you opted for an icy theme for June.

I thought at first that Kuredu Beach was a snow scene. Then I saw it is in the Maldives and realized it was silvery sand instead.

Can't imagine golfing at Stykkishólmur, but good for them. That's what day-glo orange balls are for.

Lots of activity at the Adelaide Central Market. It looks like my kind of place.

Not a glacier in sight at Goat Haunt. I am so glad I got to see Glacier National Park in the 70s. I was there in September, so not a lot of white to be seen, even then. Now, it just looks like any number of mountain lakes -- quite pretty, but not special like it used to be. 8~{
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Hi, ycd! Glad you like them! Weatherstickers help you at least get in the neighborhood of where the cams are!
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You is the guy Ylee:
Gonna take me a few moments to get my head around where these images come from but I enjoy every minute.
(don't have to meet any planes to see these)
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There! That's done! (BTW, I'm staying over an extra 4, so I was able to finish)

Geek HTML stuff; The "Windows to the World" is done in copperplate gothic light, at 48px. The rest of the lettering is done in Tahoma, at 18px. Background is #d4f0ff, font color is darkslategray.

Note: in order to get the latest image from Iceland you have to refresh the page! Don't know why it does that!

Hopefully, the sky in Yichang doesn't always look like that! It didn't yesterday!

The Iceland cam changes views every 20 seconds, and the Adelaide market cam also changes views, which should keep things interesting!

From the last blog: Sandi, I'm glad you fixed the door!
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