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... the last ones to arrive. Although we tried to get in the back of the van, there was only one seat left (in the middle of the back seat). So we ended up sitting in the front seat next to the driver/guide. He was also the "BS" in BS-Tours, as his name was Bjorgvin Sveinsson.
We left the Isafjordur area through a tunnel in a mountain. Right next to the tunnel was a waterfall which was actually the water that was being diverted from inside ...
... our journey. We found the area very mountainous, and driving the coastline was slow both because it is so indented and mountainous, but also not all of the roads are sealed. The area is fairly sparsely populated, even less so than the rest of Iceland we have seen. But it is beautiful.
... It was very disappointing to miss going ashore. Heimaey is home to a large Puffin colony and has the largest Gannet and Guillemot colony on Iceland. We would have seen these on the Island tour. We also sailed past Surtsey, an island born of a volcanic eruption in 1963. Already vegetation is visible. We kept a look out for whales, Orcas and dolphins and we were rewarded with some Orca sightings. So it was a day and a half at sea heading for The Shetlands. It was goodk to relax and ...
... so tame. When they leave their nests ( which are made of eider down pulled from the duck) the locals collect the down and market it. It's so soft and warm...fetching a very high price. Virgur Is is also the nesting place for a large number of Arctic Terns and Black Guillemots. So now we are heading NW to Reykjavik , the capital of Iceland The beautiful mountainous coastline goes on and on. This is the land of the mid night sun. Last night it ...
... of it. There was another family in the house having coffee too, with a beautiful little baby, maybe a year and a half old. The baby was dressed in a little red Icelandic jumper layered over a wollen sweater. Absolutely adorable.
Tomorrow we venture into the OTHER half of the West Fjords. The forecast says snow, snow, snow. I'm nervous but Travis is confident so my knight in shining armor will lead the way.