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... could see a heat haze off the black stones.
Just before the actual ice we donned the crampons and then proceeded to shuffle up the slope in single file. With the sun blazing, there was a lot of run off just under and over the surface of the ice. With the crampons, there was no issue about slipping but its a bit strange. Jack and Willem spent quite a bit of time using the ice axes to see how far they could get. Both of ...
... it had to be done, given the circumstances.
Sat next to an English guy on the flight named Neil. He is from just south of Bath, was in US on business selling concentrated juices for hard ciders. Cool guy. Said he took a trip just like I was doing (though with some work mixed in) when he was younger, was gone for some ungodly amount of time (2 years or something). Told him ...
... up and finally one
stands with the top half of his body out in the cold simply to cool down.
Swim finished and its now time to get out from the heat and back into
the cold. On getting out one would expect to freeze but somehow its not like
that and one actually appreciates the cold as your whole body is warmed right
through from bottom to top.
Another expensive coffee and a few more shots then its back on the bus
and back ...
... mystical atmosphere down by the glacier. We drove back along the 5km unpaved bumpy road to the ring road to continue our drive south east. Our next stop was Dyrhólaey, which was once a bird paradise. Here, local birds, puffins, used to be seen and is still closed for a couple weeks a year during nesting season. It is a rather interesting sight, I went thinking, well hoping, we would see puffins, and while we could not, it ended up being one of my ...
... out of the geothermal vents in the area.
It seems that Reykjavik for a long time was nothing more than a small collection of longhouses, farms, smithies etc. The longhouse in the Settlement Exhibition is very well preserved and is accompanied by informative panels and interactive displays. All very modern and slick, and very interesting - though it doesnt take more than an hour and a half to see everything.
Then for lunch ...