Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This system worked just fine until the bus capsized mid-river. None of the 17 tourists on board were hurt and everyone was rescued. See photo below. I have also pasted in a piece from the news where tourists are interviewed about the missing bridge. I apologize for the gum commercial at the beginning, I can’t get rid of it. It is the reason for the title of this entry. The second video probably originates from PBS as it has no ad attached.
The tourist industry went into panic mode when the bridge sailed away. Understandably when you take into account the three or four eruptions we have had the past 12 months that did not exactly entice people to run out and buy a ticket to Iceland. I apologize for the vague numbering - I can’t for the life of me remember how many eruptions there are in total. Air traffic controllers have also gone on strike this past year, as have pilots, so those making a living off tourist have multiple reasons to be rather antsy. But the funny thing is that most of the tourists liked having the bridge missing and having to be put through the wringer.
I guess it beats hanging around in a traffic jam in LA on a proper two-digit highway.
Yrsa – Wednesday
at 6:16 PM