Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast
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... even arrived.
But what a sight they were when they did. Our hosts have two dogs who we got to see in action, keeping the horses in line as they walked towards the house. Fjola chose Clikka for Xenia to ride and we followed her and Clikka into the barn.
As Xenia was grooming her, and Fjola got the saddle ready Mike asked our hosts how they met, and how they came to run the farm. The story that followed confirmed that we had made the right call to choose ...
... and collecting some black sand we were off to Dyrholaey, just ten minutes down the road. Why? To see more puffins of course! There were only a few there, but the stop also provided additional views of the black sand beach.
From Dyrholaey we headedness straight for Solheimajokull glacier. We had opted to pass on the $70 glacier walk organized by Arcanum but still wanted to say we "walked" on a glacier. Mission accomplished. We had to drive down a 7 km gravel ...
Arriving at the Skaftafell Visitor Centre, we learned that our hike to Svartifoss (The Black Waterfall) was an 80 minute, 3.0 km roundtrip hike. Although mostly uphill, the hike was a welcome change from sitting on a plane, tour bus, or our rented SUV. The weather today was the best yet, with clear sunny skies & double digit temperatures. Better yet, there was no wind! As we hiked up the trail, there were ...
... checked in around 7:30am AND they had a room ready for us! PRAISE THE LORD! I was worried our room wouldn't be ready until the afternoon like most hotels so we'd have to wait and walk around town, but no! So we dropped our stuff, went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast, and then went back up to take a quick nap. We were both zombies at breakfast so as much as you're not supposed to sleep until nighttime, it was 8 in the morning and we were dying so ...
... Not something you usually hear from the British. I try out the sauna room before getting cleaned up and back on the bus.
Next stop is Thingvellir national park. It's where the North American plate and the Eurasian plate meet. They're actually pulling apart so there are fissures (or what looks like canyons) around the park. It's pretty with a lake and mountains, but still desolate with little growing. Cold and windy here just like everywhere else. The drive ...
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