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Research Trip Ride-Along: Wrap-up

It’s been a month on the road! Can you believe it? I travelled through England, Wales, Scotland, and of course…Iceland. I spent time in more than 20 museums and libraries, digging up all kinds of cool stuff for the next few books. An amazing, memorable journey.

So, for today, a few pix to finish up…and a warning. The beautiful Berkley edition of FINDING FRASER is launching this week. The official date is May 3, but…it’s been spotted in the wild already. Things around here are going to get celebratory for the next little while, so if that’s not your thing, I should have it out of my system in the next week or two.

But for now, a good-bye to all the wonderful places I’ve been for the past month…

Flying into London [the Shard]

Flying in to London [past the Shard]

The Tower of London

A visit to the Tower

Unmistakeable Wales

Unmistakeable Wales


A city view in beautiful Cardiff

Underground Welsh waterfall

And then caving underground, with waterfall

After Wales, I was off to the Borders, between England and Scotland. Here, a glimpse of a wee tidal island castle…

The Holy Isle

Lindisfarne Castle on the Holy Isle

And then off to Incredible Iceland!

Iceland from the air

Iceland from the air My home base was Reykjavik — such a beautiful place! This is a view from atop Hallgrimskirkja.

Reykjavik from Hallgrimskirkja

That’s Leifur Eiriksson standing guard below…

Then it was off to the north, home to Akurari, ice-filled waterfalls,

Icelandic ice-filled waterfall
Icelandic lava tube

Icelandic lava tube

And this guy! His name is Striga, and his bloodline goes back 900 years. He and I spent a wonderful couple of hours together, riding through streams and sleet and snowy fields.

Icelandic horse [Striga]

I also got a chance to do this!

kc on the Icelandinc rift

Straddling the Icelandic rift. Left foot on Europe, right on North America! Then it was on to the beautiful town of Isafjordur, surrounded by the cliffs of the Skutulsfjordur. The town was filled with its amazing iron-faced houses…

Isafjordur house

Huge, Icelandic-accented ravens…

Icelandic hravan

And was a really hideous place to hang out at night, as you can see…

Isafjordur moonlight

Yeah — clearly night-time in Iceland is nothing special.


After bidding this beautiful land goodbye, I finished my trip in one of my favourite cities in the world, under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

An amazing journey. Thank you for sharing it with me!

More soon…



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