The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 04.08.1978, Blaðsíða 2

The White Falcon - 04.08.1978, Blaðsíða 2
Page 2 White Falcon August 4, 1978 Tours and travel by Madeleine Grimsley GULLFOSS-GEYSIR-HVERAGERDI Driving through Reykjavik, the bus tour goes to Thingvellier, the ancient site of the Icelandic Althing, which is the oldest legislative body in the world still in existence. The route continues to Geysir through the education and summer hotel center located at Laugarvatn. Geysir is the most famous of all spouting hot springs in the world, giving its name to all others. Unfortunately, it was inactive for a long time until 1974 when it gave a few good performances. Although Geysir is notoriously unreliable, there are other hot springs around it which spout regularly. From Geysir, the tour proceeds to Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) which falls into a deep canyon in the Hvita (White River). Gullfoss is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. Return to Keflavik is through Hveragerdi and Reykjavik. HVITARBAKKI Hvitarbakki is a recreational faci- lity, leased by the Navy, located in the lush farming district of Borgarf- jordur about 100 miles northeast of Kef- lavik. • Hvitarbakki is an ideal recrea- tion area regardless of your interest. If you are looking for relaxation, you will find the peace and quietness only available in the Icelandic countryside. The Hvita River runs through the leased area, and, for the super fisher- man, there is the challenge of trying for fish, which is free. During the hunting season hunting duck and goose may be your game. And, for those who like horses, there is horseback riding. Finally, there is a barn full of playground equipment for the children. RESERVATIONS Reservations are necessary for stay- ing at the lodging and must be made and paid at the Tour Office in person. Any rooms not reserved by 4 p.m. Thursday for the following week are first-come, on a first served basis at the lodge. Groups wishing to camp must also make reservations; however, reservations for individual camping are not required. For more information, stop by the Tour Office. *i FINAL CLEANING for opening the new Personalized Services is performed by Judy Bryant (right) and Diana Johnson (left), (photo by PH3 Tom Wall) Keflavik Notes NAVY EXCHANGE employee Chris Woods wipes off a display case at Toyland. (photo by PH3 Jesse Williams) Navy Exchange news Have you seen the selection of books available at the Navy Exchange Main Store? The selection includes giant-sized coloring books for the children and a variety of books on many subjects for all family members. There are also some hardbound books about Iceland. If you have not viewed the NEX furniture department lately, some Youth Center by Mariyn Wiltse antique English pieces are still for sale along with American made occasional tables and a limited selection of long-case and wall clocks. Self-assembling book shelves are available for you to design just the number and size of shelves that you may need to accommodate your television, stereo, books or perhaps all three. Camp sweatshirts in The Youth Center announces that sum- mer camp sweatshirts are available at the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for anyone who has attended camp this year. ARTS AND CRAFTS The arts and crafts program needs some materials to continue its activi- ties. For more information about the de- sired materials, contact the Youth Center between 1 and 9 p;m. 4-Wheelers assist scientists «1 A research expedition of British sci- entists arrived July 28 for 12 days of exploration into the interior of Iceland. The expedition is sponsored by the Royal Air Force and is based at Kinloss, Scot- land. The team is visiting Iceland as part of an advance team for a major re- search expedition planned for next sum- mer. When plans for land transportation for the trip fell through, the RAF asked if any local assistance could be provi- ded. Without land transportation, the trip faced possible cancellation. Volunteers from the Rocky Road Four Wheelers were able to provide enough vehicles and drivers to go ahead with trip plans. The team of seven scientists and 1,000 pounds of supplies and research equipment left Saturday towards a base camp at Myvatn. Skin test to be given Effective Monday, protein purified derivative (PPD) skin tests will be given at the Station Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Since personnel must return two days after receiving the test for the results, the test is not administered on Thursdays and Fridays. Persons needing the test should bring their health records and yellow immunization records to the Preventive Medicine Office. The Four Wheelers are providing trans- portation to the camp and then into the Odaohraun lava desert, Mount Askja and onto the north side of Vatnjokull gla- cier. The Four Wheelers will also assist with the experiments as well as provide transportation for the scientists. The researchers consist of scientists from universities and the geology depart- ment. They intend to explore the volcan- ic activity in the Myvatn area and bird behavior and attraction. The expedition is headed by Flight Lieutenant Fitzpatrick of the RAF. Volunteers from the Four Wheelers along on the expedition are Master Ser- geant Fawcett, Staff Sergeant Kromanaker and Chief MacAlester. Captain Hayden of the Marine Barracks is also accompanying them and is driving a pickup, furnished by the Naval Station. The expedition will end at Keflavik Tuesday. Story hour at library The Station Library is sponsoring a story hour for children ages four to seven from Tuesday through Aug. 24. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Each morning session is limited to 25 children. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The library is located in Bldg. 758 and operates daily from 12:30 to 9 p.m. USO excursion and events Tomorrow, you may bring your own designs of paper vehicles to the USO. Prizes will be awarded for some ori- ginal designs. For a game of Spades, several tables will be set up Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday night at 7 "Bunko" will be featured at the USO. Thursday night will be highlighted by bingo at 7 with baked goodies for prizes. Sign up begins today for the Skol- gafoss camping tour which leaves Aug. 11. Then there is sign up for the factory shopping tour Aug. 15, start- ing Tuesday. Finally, you may sign up Thursday for the "Light Nights" tours which will leave Aug. 17. The "Hot Pools" trip is scheduled Tuesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Local births Johanna Ruth Davis was born July 2] at 9:23 a.m. Her parents are UT2 Daniel M. and Cathy J. Davis. P02 Davis is assigned to the Public Works Department. p I The White Falcon Commanding Officer Capt. Jack T. Weir Public Affairs Officer J02 Jerry L. Foster Editorial Staff J02 Ray D. Oosterman JOSA Paula Ritrovato AA Karen Mayo The White Falcon is published each Friday in accordance with SECNAVINST. 5720.44 for distribution to U. S. military personnel, Naval Station Keflavik, Iceland, and their depen- dents, and to military and civilian employees of the Iceland Defense Force and their families. It is printed in the Naval Station Print Shop from appropriated funds in ac- cordance with NAVEXOS P-35. The opinions and statements made herein are not to be construed as official views of the Department of Defense or the U. S. Government. News items, questions, sugges- tions and comments may be submitted by calling the Naval Station Public Affairs Office at 4612 or by vis- iting the Naval Station Public Af- fairs Office in Bldg. T-44.

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