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Our group of 16 finally gets together in Reykjavik and meet Elisabet, our tour guide and Siggy our driver. Some flew in from Toronto and east coast of US this morning so they are pretty tired and hardly dressed for visiting external sites but off we go... Iceland is where the Eurasian plate is pulling away from the North American plate at the rate …
... to a little hot spring about 35 mins away (thanks to the hot tip from http://www.guidetoiceland.is/about-icel and/article/the-5-best-hot-springs-in-i celand) It was simply amazing! It was called Hrunalaug and is small but we were the only people there and the water was fresh and ...
... on my photos so we had fun taking lots of pics using different filters. From Golfuss we had a half an hour drive to Selfoss which is where we were staying for the next few nights. Beth needed a break from driving so now it was my turn! It was my first time driving on the right side of the road but it wasn't actually too bad. I just kept reaching to the left for the gears for the first few minutes but got used to it after awhile. We are staying at ...
... that were made less enjoyable by the crowds. The best stop we had was at Karid, a colourful crater on the way back. The geysers weren't bad either, the big going off and drenching a guy who was standing in the wrong place to amusement of everyone ...
... our English word "geyser" is formed (it translates from Icelandic as "gusher"). But Geysir doesn't erupt any more, since some earthquake activity about 15 years ago, and for many years before that it was tricked into erupting by the addition of soap powder.
So now the star performer is a smaller geyser called "Strokkur", which erupts about every 5-8 minutes. As I walked up to it, it decided to erupt with a "triple" - 3 ejections in a row, which a guide ...
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