The first Icelandic Flight of the Sitka P. Coldfoot Memorial Drone is a success.
It took a couple of times to get the drone airborne due to some connectivity issues, but I had a brief window where it wasn’t raining and decided to make the most of it.
Here’s the liftoff:
Sitka would be proud!
For much of the morning, the sun was trying to break through and put a stop to the rain, but without a ton of success. The good news is that even when it’s pouring, it’s still pretty gorgeous here.
Inside the Fish Factory, I went to my favorite room upstairs that has a view of the fjord. The sun was peaking through and it was gorgeous:
Looks kind of like something magical, doesn’t it?
I taped a couple of videos for various things this morning that I’ll be shaping into a few different things and will share them soon.
Meanwhile, I’ve written four new stories in four days. My goal for this month is 20-30 original stories, which is about one per day… so I’m on track with that. (Eventually the stories will come out as a book, but that’s a ways down the road).
After I got home, I kept getting alerts from an Aurora app that there were Northern Lights happening. The only problem is that we’ve basically had 100% cloud cover every night since I’ve been here, so even if there are lights above, we’ll won’t see them as long as the entire sky is basically covered in clouds.
I did put on my boots and jacket and go outside at one point, but since I couldn’t even see the stars or the moon, there were no Northern Lights for me. It should clear up next week, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that. The picture above is light reflected in the falling rain (which I kind of like even though it’s not the Aurora).