The best part about going on holiday and visiting lots of exotic locations is getting the best pictures of them possible and then posting them on social media to make everyone jealous.
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So it’s no surprise that 60 year old grandma Judith Streng from Texas wanted to do similar when she visited the Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Iceland. Upon seeing an iceberg that looked a bit like a throne, she decided to sit on it and get the snap which all sounds innocent enough – until a giant wave hit the iceberg and caused it to detach from the rest of the ground and drift off into the sea.
Fortunately Judith managed to stay calm and was picked up by a boat captain named Randy Lacount and taken back to the shore, but it could have been a really serious problem if he wasn’t around. Thankfully they both see the funny side of it now though and love the excellent photo opportunity that it gave them as well, with both of the photos now going viral. Bet everyone’s jealous of them huh?
Here’s what Judith had to say about her experience:
It was shaped like an easy place to sit. You can tell by looking at the shape of it, and I thought, ‘Well it looks like fun,
When I got on it, it started to totter and a wave was coming in. A very large wave came in and made the throne rock, and I could tell that I was slipping off.
I thought it was safe. One girl had been on it and then two girls at the same time, and it was very secure with them.
But I don’t weigh very much, so it was a little easier to float off with me, I guess.
I guess it was. It’s kinda cool that she seems so nonplussed about it all – if I was riding off into the freezing cold sea on an ice throne with no real way to get back then I’m pretty sure I’d still be kinda shook about it, even if everything did turn out all right in the end. Fair play to her.
For more of the same, check out this person that invented fried chicken ice cream. What the actual?