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Wolfsburg Make it a Long Way to Akureyri

Another week, another apology to Akureyri. After a triple apology last week, following Wolfsburg Women’s 1-0 win there, with the winner scored by my player of the century, Pernille Harder; and suggesting they adopt the It’s a Long Way to Tipperary song, after neither the greenYgrey or me reached there, I saw that Wolfsburg finished off the job with a 2-0 win in Wolfsburg, with Harder getting the first. Wolfsburg were of course stars of my last fantasy fiction travel quest trilogy, XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.

Respectful Admiration and Parody Comedy, greenYgrey style

To show this is mostly parody comedy, I didn’t even know it was a two-leg tie, or I would have suggested the second leg as a great time to introduce their version of the famous war song.

However, in true greenYgrey style, just because I’m writing it as parody comedy doesn’t mean I don’t take women’s football seriously, or am insincere in my respect and admiration for Pernille Harder and the rest of the Wolfsburg team, or their Akureyri Thor opponents.

There was a mixture of skilful football and hard tackling in the game. Harder took her headed goal coolly well, and curling shots and intricate back-flicks were my highlights from the highlights on YouTube:

I would have loved to have been there, but haven’t received an invite!

 

Ice Age 3: Borgarnes Secret Art Full Story

I wannabe… an artist
not an administrationist

pastiche of S*x Pistols’ Anarchy in the U.K.

If I’d continued in academia I could be a Professor earning big bucks now, with a P.A. doing my admin, and postgraduate students doing my proofreading; or editors at my publishers. I’d have a publicist saying how good I am, instead of me having to proclaim myself a self-proclaimed genius. So please don’t jump on me for this admission of failing.

I’m not a technophobe, and enjoy the freedom it gives me, and the art it allows me to create and share, but I try not to get too bogged down in it, balancing it with nature etc, as I think it’s healthier for me and my mind.

My Iceland trip was all organised by me, as were all my solo trips, including some with marathons included. Thankfully, I’ve never made a big mistake, such as getting the wrong dates or place.

Ice Sculpture Complete Picture

However, after taking over a hundred photos in Iceland, while transferring them from phone to computer in groups of seven or eight via gmail, which is how much they can send in each email, I seemed to have missed a line of four photos, and they were the build up to my ‘all important’ ice sculpture on the Borgarfjordur Beach that I posted one close-up photo for before.

When I saw that one photo, and wrote I thought the creation of that ice-sculpture deserved a blog post of its own, half in self-parody, I remembered taking a few photos, but when I looked them up on the computer the next day I found just that one.

I must admit, I didn’t think that I couldn’t have transferred it from phone to computer, which is even more negative to me than missing transferring it in the first place. I know it’s lapses like that that make the Mister Men denounce my Doctorhood, but that’s because they don’t know that Doctorhood is about genius not commonsense! I feel I am justified in a little ‘offensive’ humour with most of this blog self-parody admission of mental failing, as well as trying to be the People’s Doctor for over a decade.

AD Icy

In mitigation, I can put it down to ADHD, if you believe me, and add that I was both times in a state of coffilosophy, which can aid fast creative rambling writing such as this, but isn’t so good for clear logical thinking. I also try to complete these blog posts as quickly as possible.

Anyway I found the other four photos this morning, and here’s a slideshow of the full sequence, seeing strange blocks of ice ice-so-lated (isolated) on the beach, reminding me of a baby seal, then finding one both beautiful in a sheer transparent diamond kind of way, and movable.

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YouTube Easy Transfer

I also found out this morning that it’s easy to transfer videos from the phone to YouTube, after them being too big for gmail had stopped me transferring them before; only took me three weeks to try straight to YouTube!

Ironically, it was inspired by time between events at the snowy icy Winter Olympics! Lots of impressive sporting achievements there, and improvised art by viewers too, reminiscent of my ice sculpture, which I know really, doesn’t compare to the stuff seen at ice hotels etc!

In mitigation, the process from my old camera was often laborious, and the videos are not that sensational, more for my personal enjoyment, as I loved my day on the Borgarfjordur, and the next day to the north of Borgarnes. So it was as much about nonchalance as no chance… of technological capability.

I’ve got there in the end, which reminds me of a thought I had yesterday, with most of the issues I started campaigning about fifteen years ago now having been realised, but would they have happened anyway, if I’d just ignored them, and taken the big bucks path… instead of the sunny nature one!

To reclaim my self-proclaimed genius status, pointing out what I’ve done, although I had no plans to do it when I started off this coffilosophy ‘spontaneous prose’; adding to the tradition of my travel writing hero (Kerouac); the last paragraph brought this blog post around to the start, while also introducing my YouTube videos, with one in particular providing an image looking like a path to the horizon sun, between light snow and dark clouds.

Okay, I’ll post it here, but there’s five more over on YouTube, including one or two quite exciting ones, of ice breaking on the bridge; while others are more serene, capturing the peacefulness of the day.

Derren Brown Fans, This May Be 2 Much Information: Prepare your Conscious Minds for Amazing Unconscious Revelations… and Sunrise Research!

Spelling it out clearly for you, in case you think I’m causing trouble for negative reasons: I want humanity to see beyond cultures that promote unnecessary cruelty, whether against other humans or animals; and unnecessarily close minds and experience.

greenYgreyliens in the northern hemisphere who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), and lamenting the end of hot sunny days, will no doubt be looking forward to the greenYgrey world MIST months start on November 21st. Only the greatest greenYgreylien greenYgreyologists will remember what the MIST acronym stands for; and they will be better greenYgreylien greenYgreyologists than me, as I first of all remembered it as Most Ideal Sunrise Time, when the M in fact stands for Midwinter in my proposal posted on the greenYgrey3 website on Valentine’s Day this year.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Clouds and Mist Delayed Reaction

After writing that I consider monotheism to be clouds of culture over the last couple of blogs, obscuring the clear sky reality of more ancient holistic knowledge, last night I connected it with this year’s Nobel prize-winning Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, which I’ve been reading lately. That takes place in a dark ages Britain cloaked in a mysterious fog that the protagonists think has made them lose their memory.

Like with Patti Smith’s M Nights, I didn’t think it was as good as my XaW Files (sorry Patti and Kazuo), but I am biased! As the expert reviewers opine, and I realise now after my delayed reaction, it does have a haunting narrative that sticks to you after finishing it.

Connecting Stormy Seas and Monotheistic Clouds

I also connected my British negative immigration policy Stormy Seas (rather than the Calm Reservoir I think we need) with the Monotheistic Clouds keeping the masses from seeing what’s really going on.

The Stormy Seas mean the masses always stay under the surface, gasping for air, and not having enough time to see what’s going on above the waves – and when they do, they only see Monotheistic Clouds rather than clear sky.

I thought it was quite nicely summed up by this photo, a National Geographic Wildlife Photos competition candidate, seen on MSN News, that I first of all thought of posting as an example of a POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sky, but then thought it was quite representative of how I see the masses’ situation in Blighty and the world – struggling for survival under the surface, with clouds of censorship (especially monotheism, but also other religions, or people cults in communism etc) above.

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POP Research

Talking of POP skies, I saw this MSN News story about sunrises last night. It has twelve slides of sunrise photos, and I can only see one that has what I’d call red in it, and that’s a thin line amongst the pinky orange above the purplish cloud in slide 3:

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Maybe the reason I can’t remember seeing red in the sunrise is because I’ve mostly only been studying them for the last decade, and in the city, as explained under slide 11: ‘Dust and pollutants found within the atmosphere’s boundary layer absorb and filter visible wavelengths of light. So, the vibrant oranges and reds of “clean” sunrises become diluted to pale yellows and baby pinks.’

I prefer pink to red anyway! However, I still think red is rare in sunrises, as shown in this spectacular twilight time photo from somewhere, featured on the greenYgrey3 website nearly a year ago, which might look red to inexperienced twilight colours researchers on first look, but when you look closely, it is most definitely POP (PinkyOrangePurple). It is just a screenshot image now rather than the video:

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These are the photos I based my research on, showing the beauty of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, Blighty, preserved online in Google Photos and YouTube videos. Thanks to the local people for their tolerance. These are playable videos:

Nepal Everest View Trek: Machhermo

My Stockholm article from the Norway – Sweden trip that ended the twenty-five years of travel featured in this blog, and started off this blog, has now been published on travelthruhistory.com. The main article in this month’s issue of the website is about Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu to Gokyo

My Nepal journey started in Kathmandu. I took a bus to Jiri and trekked for about a week to the Everest national park. I had now reached Machhermo, a day away from the target destination of Gokyo.

A night trip to the outside toilet revealed a clear sky full of stars. Moreover, the mountains were silhouetted, and I tried to take a photo of them.

Machhermo Photo and Video

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The sunrise lighting up the mountain peaks in the morning, above frosty fields of yaks, inspired a video:

Machhermo to Gokyo Photos

I also took some photos, posted below, starting with Machhermo Peak from the village in the morning.

The second photo looks back down the valley, with Thamserku and saddle-peak Kangtega in the middle distance.

The steep sided mountain in the third and fifth photos is Cholatse. Its southern neighbour is Taboche. A hiker passes a yak herd in the fifth.

All five of those mountains are between 6000 and 7000 metres. Everest is about 8800 metres.

The fourth photo is of the Dudh Koshi river, running through the valley.

It was a few hours of enjoyable walking to Gokyo, and the next blog will feature photos of Gokyo’s lakes as the destination is reached.

Nepal 093 Nepal 096Nepal 097Nepal 098Nepal 099Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).