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... uphill through tussocky grass, after which it begins to enter more rocky and mountainous terrain, passing some patches of snow and ice also.
Although the weather is perfect for visibilty, a problem is the wind. It has been gusty all morning and the strength only increases the higher up the mountain I go. Therefore after reaching the top after a couple of hours I do not feel ...
... 60kph is unsettling, we managed to survive the two transits grateful that this was a one-way trip. Yikes!
The town of Siglufjordur has a history as one of the major herring ports of the world at the time that herring fishing was all about decimating the food stocks. They were as large as a 3,000 person city right up until the mid-1960’s when “the herring disappeared” and the industry contracted mightily. ...
... smaller fragments until, along with tephra, glacial melt and spring water transport the whole towards the sea down heavily braided rivers. So that, dear reader. is Icelandic Geology 101 in one paragraph, and the sweeping generalisation of the title now contextualised.
Enough for now.
Jen and I have 300km to travel before we pitch tent this afternoon. The next four days we will be in the Western Fjords region. More photos to download later in the week.
Left Dalvik and headed to Akureyri then drove out east to see Goğafoss, Mıvatn and Hverir. Amazing how quickly the landscape changes from rolling hills with farmland to a majestic waterfall to a landscape of another planet. Goğafoss is my favorite waterfall in Iceland. It is in the middle of nowhere....you can see the mist rising as you approach, then a beautiful horseshoe shaped ...
... plus for one of those Icelandic sweaters. But it was fun to look around and it reminded me distinctly of Alaska. When our shopping lust was fulfilled we headed to the grocery store and bought a few things, something for breakfast tomorrow and Thursday and then a few snack items. Our average dinner in Iceland has been between $30 and $50 dollars a crack so spending $40 at the grocery store seemed like a ...