So both Keflavík and Reykjavík airports are closed today due to volcanic ash.
The ash fallout was predicted, and I fully expected to wake up today to find everything covered in a thin layer of gray dust. In fact I was dead curious to finally be able to see some of that insidious matter that has been wreaking havoc across the world over the last two weeks, with my own two eyes.
But when I got up, the sky was clear, the sun was shining, and there was no ash. NADA.
Granted, the air is a tad hazier than usual, and when I went out for a walk just now I could feel like an ultra-fine sediment on the inside of my throat and nostrils. But really, it was nothing more than on some of those dry and cold winter days, when all those studded tires are tearing up the asphalt around here.
Seems weird that this alone can close down two whole airports.