The Boat at End of the Road

in photofeed •  5 months ago

Away from the usual tourist destinations, there are some weird things waiting to be seen in Iceland - abandoned man-made creations in the context of surreal landscapes. Some of them make for an unsettling but at the same time strangely alluring apocalyptic atmosphere.

Have you played Fallout? This boat looks like a scene from the game.
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How did we find the boat? We drove to the small town of Grindavik to have lunch in one of the restaurants, but as we got there before the place was even open, we decided to kill time by driving aimlessly around the town. One of the intersections that we took ended abruptly in the middle of nowhere, just after a kilometer. The boat was right there in the open field, subjected to the merciless Icelandic elements.

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The only other living souls in the vicinity were two horses.
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This is my entry for this week's Abandoned Shit Contest organized by @customnature.

Discovering a country is more exciting when you take the roads less travelled.

Thanks for stopping by!
Dan


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I love the colors in your photos - and can you imagine what the ship looked like in its glory days? The leftover paint bits give a nice color to the barrenness of this place. I mean, it's not everyday we see a random ship hanging around, doing nothing.

The horses don't look abandoned however.

Maybe this was Noah's ark. People are always looking for it in Turkey. Two horses, an abandoned ship....makes for a good story :)

I love taking drives and just turning wherever and ending up somewhere. They are the best.

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Hey Deb, how are you? The colors in the photos are as they were in real life - I only added a touch of yellow to the highlights :) Yes, the moment I saw the boat, I fell in love with the leftover paint.

it's not everyday we see a random ship hanging around

Well, maybe not everyday, but every once in a while:

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The horses were pretty much everywhere, and I wouldn't be surprised if most Icelanders own a horse :) Those two in the photo were super curious and friendly - the moment we got closer the fence, they approached us to take a look:

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I love taking drives and just turning wherever and ending up somewhere.

Any plans for the weekend? The weather forecast looks great, so you and John could probably just do that :)

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ooooh....that top photo....is that Iceland too? It's so dramatic. Nice silhouette.

And horses, yes....I love them.

Oh my goodness...the weather here has been crazy. We had winds of 126km....!!! It was tough to stand outside and dangerous too. We are safe.....but were without electricity from about 10 hours in total I think. I finally went to bed bc it was too dark to read by candlelight. Seems everything has calmed down,. There were downed trees and fires from fallen wires and two men died, one from trying to move wires from his street - foolish - and the other from a tree that fell on him.

I wanted to drive to the lake - it's only 15 mins from here but I am glad we didn't go - it's older near there and of course more trees that could fall on us. And it would have been way too dangerous being near the water - I'd probably be blown away..... :)

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What's happening with this weather, Deb? 126 km/h - that's hurricane winds speed!

This abandoned ship is from the Bulgarian seaside :)

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It is hurricane speed.....so strange this year for weather. I'm wondering what the summer brings. Heading out to try to get some photos today. The trees are finally budding and opening and that happens so fast so I'd like to see what I can find. I'd also like to get some fresh market produce.

Talk soon :)

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I'm wondering what the summer brings.

Extreme heat? 🙄 Did you manage to take pictures? :)

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Noooooo.....I could hardly stand outside!!! Maybe I could have been a human drone?? I did get out today and practiced framing. I was happy with some of my photos so that's good.

Yes, extreme heat this summer....as per usual. I'm grateful for air conditioning!!

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A human drone?! Hahah 😁 Your creativity amazes me!

I may have, not sure I've ever played that. No matter, it's a great photo.

I like boats, rust, and derelict stuff.

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Oh, so it's not only swamps and bogs that you like 😁 Thanks a lot, @ocrdu!

Nice. Do you know any of this history of the boat?

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Thanks man! I know nothing about it, unfortunately. I tried to search on the Internet but I was only able ot find a few more shots of the boat.

Great find! And photos too, of course. I'm going to venture a guess and say that one's no longer seaworthy... I wonder how it ended up wrecked there.

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@norwegianbikeman might be right saying that someone had a plan to fix it :) That's most likely a fishing boat as Grindavik (like most of the small towns in Iceland) is a fishing town.

Wow you are right my friend , the picture could be a scene of Fallout 4 game and it is really great picture.However Iceland is one the locations that I always want to go...it has a great nature , northern lights and abandoned vehicles !

Thank you for sharing and have a nice day my friend...

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I think Iceland is on everyone's bucket list :) I hope that you'll be able to visit it one day. By the way, the scenery should look much different during the summer.

Thank you for your comment, my friend :) Have a nice Friday and weekend!

Nice post, I like these abandoned almost deserted places!
I think that places like this are able to bring out emotions that otherwise, in more urbanized places, we will not succeed because we are distracted by noises, by everyday urban life...

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Oh, yeah, absolutely! The flow of thoughts and feelings is completely different when you are in such a place. I just thought that you can take some stunning photos of your DeLorean in Iceland :)) Haha

Glad that you liked the post, Alessandro :) And thank you for the comment!

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haha!! 🤣 It would be the perfect place to take pictures of my DeLorean!! I had not thought about it 😅

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Haha, don't forget to take it with you when you go there :))

Really need to go to Iceland again! Such astonishing landscapes...

pretty good photos! Looks a little different, but really close to the Fallout one :)

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I think you can take some incredible shots there with your drone :) When did you visit Iceland?

Thank you!

Love this! You saw some great stuff in Iceland.

And I totally forgot about that contest. Unfortunately I’m living quite a sheltered city life right now...away from the gorgeousness of forgotten, abandoned shit. That is unless you count trash. That’s mostly what I get to see.

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You just happened to describe Sofia, lol 😂 Being stuck in the big city is never good, Lisa. One my friends on Steemit said that he encountered some weird stuff in the desert on the way to Las Vegas.. Maybe you can do some traveling around? That is if you have a car.

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The only reason to ever consider a road trip to Vegas is to see weird stuff. 😄

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Vegas itself must be weird, right? Now thinking about it, some of the things I saw in Atlantic City were shocking...

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When were you in Atlantic City?

I’ve been to Vegas a few times but never once for the usual reasons. And even so, it was gross and weird and depressing. Of course that was before I was being all photographery. Maybe it’d be more interesting behind a lens.

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When were you in Atlantic City?

That was back in 2005 :) I wanted to go again the next year, but they rejected my visa application because they thought I might just emigrate 🙄

I doubt Vegas will be more interesting behind a lens...

There is something VERY haunting about the boat - more than the plane!!! I imagine people's livelihoods, lost, plus disasters like tsunamis. A haunting shot. Love it xx

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Hey @riverflows, how are you doing? Sorry for the late reply :) To me, both the plane and the boat were equally haunting, but if the shot managed to trigger your imagination, it means that I did a good job, hehe. I am super glad that you like it! Thank you for stopping by and for your comment 🙌

Beautiful! So weird that I just happened to see this as I just posted a photo of a ship wreck too!

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Haha, this is such a coincidence! :) Thank you @vtravels, I am gonna take a look at your ship wreck now :)

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Yeah so odd!!

Definitely looks like a scene straight out of Fallout series, nice entry!

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Thank you, man! :)

someone had a plan to fix it a guess, if am not mistaken sems like its sitting on old trailer.
but so random thing to find. its very falout mad max felling over it.
like a tornado move it there. a like it.

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like a tornado move it there

Hehe, it looks like you and @dennisauburn think alike! :) You are good at spotting such things! It could have very well been moved there to be repaired.

"driving aimlessly around". One of my favourite things to do @irreverent-dan. For the very reason shown in your photographs . . . you never know what you might discover just around the corner!

Great find! 😊

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Haha, absolutely! And I find driving (or walking) aimlessly around to be very relaxing :)

Thank you! 😊

That is so awesome...every post that you do ,, just makes me want to take pictures like that ....your stories that go along with them makes want to read every commit you get. Love it.

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Aw, thank you so much the comment @womanchild - it put a big smile on my face 😊 However, the truth is that you can take pictures like these, and you don't even need a fancy camera :) Where are you from?

Very apocalyptic. I'm thinking it was dropped there by one of the common Icelandic tornadoes. Well, it makes sense to me. :-))

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Lol, I like your imagination! :))

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