I have just returned from an utterly memorable two weeks in the stunning, extraordinary, landscapes of Iceland. I have never seen anything quite like it. Iceland is, quite simply, unique - and wonderful. There will undoubtedly be further bulletins, but for a start, a modest gallery.
(this, by the way, is the end of the lava flows from the 2014/2015 eruption of Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun in the central highlands)
and, after two weeks of daily practice and testing with a variety of patient Icelanders, I can now pronounce Eyjafjallajökull more or less correctly - if slowly.