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┴g˙st Atlason ┴g˙st Atlason | Friday 29. Mayá2009

Ůß er Matt farinn

Við Matt vorum sammála um það að ég myndi skrifa hér á íslensku, þannig að það verður gert, fyrir íslendingana sem lesa hér. Stefnan er að vísu sú að setja síðuna alla upp á íslensku þegar tími gefst og höfum við rætt við Hlyn Þór Magnússon um það, en það er önnur saga.

Matt hélt heim á leið í gær eftir frábærar 3 vikur á Íslandi. Við komum ansi miklu í verk þennan tíma og er vefsíðan lifandi sönnun þess, en allt efni sem er komið inn tókst okkur að safna á þessum tíma. Það er fullt í pípunum og erum við að vinna að skipulagi menningar, landslags og bæjarhlutunum á síðunni en eitthvað ætti að detta þar inn vonandi á næstu vikum. Fólk er farið að hafa samband við mig og gefa mér ráð í sambandi við efni sem á heima í þessu verkefni og er það vel, þó svo ekki sé hægt að lofa að allt komist að. En þetta er verkefni sem er unnið á 1 og 1/2 árs grundvelli þannig að það ætti að verða frekar yfirgripsmikið á endanum.

Matt kemur svo næst í júlí og þá er stefnt á Hornstrandir í a.m.k 2 daga, og er ætlunin að fara "hringinn" , semsagt með Reimari frá Norðurfirði og væntanlega Hafsteini heim, nú, eða öfugt.
Við Matt tókum rölt upp í Naustahvilftina á miðvikudaginn, svona til að enda þetta með stæl, læt nokkrar myndir fylgja með því.
Matt: Kærar þakkir fyrir frábæran tíma, þetta var magnað:)
Matt Willen Matt Willen | Wednesday 27. Mayá2009

One more before I go

Just figured I would stick one more entry in here before I head out tomorrow. It has to be short becuase I don´t have my glasses and can´t see without the things. We walked up to Naustahvilt just across the harbor this afternoon to get a view of 'isafjörður from above. It is a big bowl in the mountainside 225 meters above town. Here are a few photos, which may be out fo cous but I can´t tell.

We are talking about the next stages of the project now. Got a request for a good map of the Westfjords, which I have been working on for a while now, so that is to come. Some conclusions after this phase of the project. Gústí is planning on doing more profiles. And we are planning a trip to the Hornstrandir Coast, the most northern part of the Westfjords, for a couple of days in july. So, with that, next entry from Willen will be from back in the US next week.
Matt Willen Matt Willen | Tuesday 26. Mayá2009

Don┤t Take Matt Collecting

I tagged along this afternoon with a class from the Marine and Coastal Management program at the University Center of the Westfjords as they took a field trip out to Flateyri to collect mussels. With great anticipation of mussels for dinner we left around 2:30 in the afternoon for Flateyri, and after two hours of mussel collecting had a grand total of 37 mussels to show for the effort. Given that my last trip to accompany a group collecting a potential meal (to gather guillemot eggs a couple of weeks ago) produced a similar yield, one must certainly come to the conclusion that I am a bad accomplice whenever it comes to collecting stuff for a meal (unless it is to the market I suppose)....
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┴g˙st Atlason ┴g˙st Atlason | Tuesday 26. Mayá2009

What about some blogging?

At first, I like to say hello, I am the other part of this project and till now, the silent partner. We talked about if I should write in Icelandic or English and I dont rembember the outcome of that conversation. So today it is English. Me and Matt have been having a great time last week and a lot have been done. Many people and places have been visited in only 5 days and I must say that we had nobody yet that did not want to participate in the project, that is a very good sign!

We managed to get this website up and running in no time at all and we are very proud of the outcome. We have 5 profiles up and I think there will be one more today, about Íslandssaga in Suðureyri. Matt went there yesterday and got some interesting stuff. There are also several photoalbums to check out, the newest can be found in the sidebar.

So just a short hello from me, hope you enjoy your visit to the Focus Westfjords project :)
Matt Willen Matt Willen | Monday 25. Mayá2009

Su­ureyri

Went over to Suðureyri today to visit the Islandssaga fish processing plant. I´m working on the profile now, and will get that up under the work section tomorrow or Wednesday. After touring the plant and talking with the owner, I walked around Suðureyri for a while to take some photographs and get some information about the town. We´ll have a profile of the town, as well as other later as we do more work in that direction. I was using Gústí´s new camera; it is so nice, you can hardly take a bad photo with it, though I manage to succeed at that. We´ll start off today with a photograph of Saga Lif, Gústí and Hrefna´s little girl....
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