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An Island of Puffins


To misquote Elvis, "Puffins ain't the kind you love enough," but they attract enough attention to fill several boats a day of visitors to Reykjavik, headed out to a harbor island where they congregate.


Our captain took pains to let us know that they are not big like penguins, nor even as cute as penguins...not even cartoon penguins. No one seemed fazed by the down-talk, although some of use were surprised by quite how small puffins actually are—if chickens wore clothes, puffins could share the wardrobe.


In any case, we were there on schedule, and they were there, too, and a good time was had by all...and lots of pictures. And even a few non-puffins.



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The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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