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Another early start today, on the bus at 8.
Went to waterfall, again, where some of the team were late back and roused on.
We travelled to the highest altitude farm. It was somewhat cool but our hearts were warmed when the owners brought out 2 six week old arctic foxes who were being brought up by the farm dogs. There were so many oohs and ahhhs it was like being at a baby christening.
Then we drove through the sand desert ...
... that this is the most popular tourist destination in Europe for 2015, so the locals are all abuzz. (I do not know the criteria for this honor.) There are a lot of tourists in Iceland at the moment. Of course, the season is short. More than half the tourists are German with about 30% from England, a few Americans, and, surprisingly a number of Chinese. Note: I am having technical difficulties with adding photos tonight. I will try again ...
... everywhere. there are picnic spots and view points with information boards and maps. We can read about the history of the area and people in the sagas who lived in each area. There are map boards that show all the points of interest but sometimes forget to put a marker that shows just where you are on the map. The thing that seems to be missing mostly is public toilets. There are some at popular stops but other times there isn’t any for a ...
... have more dirty laundry, I had the bright idea to ask a hostel if i could use theirs - win!
Next day, the snow slowed, Maddi took a morning run and then we took a scenic drive in the snow to the famous Hofsos thermal infinitey pool. It was freezing and snowing and the water not super hot, so not my best thermal experience, but 'fun' anyway (when am I ever going to be here again? ).
We bought take away fish and chips ...
... were heading out to do a horseback riding tour, so we had to have warm clothes that weren't too tight from 17 days of over indulging! We traveled outside of town to a Guest House that offered riding tours. We were the only 2 from the ship, but there were some other tourists who were there when we arrived. We all got saddled up, which wasn't as easy as it sounds. I had figured STAYING on the horse would be the difficult part. Who knew that ...