Reports are that the Eyjafjallajökull eruption is still spewing ash at great force. However, the winds have been turning, now blowing from the north so that the ash goes over the Westmann Isles, rather than directly to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Europe. Tomorrow the ash might start blowing towards Reykjavík for the first time, but so far most Icelanders have not seen any of the ash except as the stroke goes high up in the sky.
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Páll Stefánsson staying out of the dust. Photo: Bjarni Brynjólfsson/Iceland Review
The volcanic ash which is closing the friendly skies all over Europe is causing difficulty to men and animals. A strip on the southern part of Iceland has been practically close since the eruption began. Farmers are allowed to attend to their animals, but other than that it is deserted. Our reporters battled the ash on Saturday but here you can see some pictures from mbl.is. showing the dusty roads and the horses standing alone in the mist. reports indicate that so far domestic animals are well off, but birds are dying by the thousands.
Saturday close to Skógar. Photo Páll Stefánsson(Iceland Review