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Balanced Rock, Thingvellir, Iceland


Along the path through Iceland's Thingvellir National Park, I looked up and noticed a rock trapped between two others on the cliff above. It was only days later that it occurred to me to wonder how long it had been there, and whether I had just been lucky that it stayed...


Thingvellir has a special significance for Iceland; it's where, more than a thousand years ago its parliament first met, the world's oldest legislative body. It's also the place where, at a couple of centimeters a year, the European and North American tectonic plates are pulling apart.



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

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