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Our first night in the massive campervan involved a last minute change of plans because we spent longer doing the golden circle than we thought we would, and we ended up at an amazing place with two unique waterfalls on site. One of them had a big rock in front of it that ...
... power. This one comes with a legend of buried treasure!
Pic 4 - Skogafoss Waterfall
Tammy shot this from the top after having to climb 572 steps! Not me!
Pic 5 - Skogafoss Waterfall
An even better shot of the falls.
Pic 6 - Skogafoss Waterfall
Pic 7 - Skogafoss Waterfall
Dar and Tammy at the falls looking triumphant after a big climb to the top!
Pic 8 - Through the Mist
Still at ...
... understand why. Also, the only trees growing in Iceland have been planted by the people here. Back in the early days of whaling, they used firewood to render the fat from whales for oil for lamps and such. They had such a need for firewood, they ended up deforesting the entire country. They now have programs where students go out and plant trees and people do on their property as well. I thought the trees growing in neat rows were kind of weird till I ...
... so the guides can get the horses we are going to ride. Arnold said his horses would have had no respect for a makeshift string paddock and would have just gone under it. I guess these horses are just extra mellow that way.
Along the way, we went past this awesome huge waterfall. Arnold told us they used to take the horses there and stop to see the waterfall. He said you can walk behind the waterfall if you want. Well, no more because now it has become ...
... some coffee and good company, got our showers and off to an early bedtime.
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Pic 1 - Breakfast
Jam on toast, cheese, some sandwich meat, apples, oranges, and coffee. Let's go!
Pic 2 -View out the Dining Room Window
The views kept getting better every few minutes so had to keep retaking these pictures.
Pic 3 -View out the Dining Room Window
Pic 4 - Ready to go
Just waiting for the horses! From ...