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... pretty much the only two vacant seats. Nothing was said as we passed nothing but moss-covered rocks for half an hour, before pockets of steam appeared in the distance, rising towards the clouds. Sure enough, this was our destination. The Blue Lagoon is bizarre. The geothermal spring in a lava rock field is like a giant hot tub in the open in the middle of nowhere. You have to shower before getting in, then you head outside in your bathers - and straight into six degrees. ...
... we passed a couple of notable ones en route to our tour locations. The first one, not far from Reykjavik, is currently active (as noted by earthquake tremors) and is closely monitored by geologists to determine when it will eventually erupt. Not far down the route, our guide pointed out the volcano that erupted in 2010, causing the ash cloud that caused significant air travel disruptions. The third volcano that we saw was the scariest and ...
... but it was awesome to see him. It was freezing on the top deck so
we eventually took refuge in the café below so that Molly and I could try to
regain some feeling in our hands.
Once back in harbour we wandered around studying menus
outside the many restaurants (it’s our 29th wedding anniversary
today so a celebratory dinner seemed apt). We all agreed that to eat in a restaurant that
served whale meat would be ...
... canyon was remarkable. We enjoyed getting some exercise to start our day before the driving got going. Other than the canyon, this is slated to be a waterfall kind of day -- Skogfoss and Seljalandsfoss to blithely reel off Icelandic names that would have tied my tongue in knots a week ago.
Skogfoss is a rectangular waterfall -- that is to say the whole river takes the plunge across a wide face and all that water ...
... After leaving the blue lagoon we stopped at the Seltun geothermal park, which was full of bubbly mud pots and stinky sulfur pools (which Pixie was not fond of and spent the time with her nose plugged) :-)
Home tonight is a lovely 3rd floor loft room in a guest house in Selfoss. It's only 7pm and we're desperately trying to stay awake for a while longer! More adventures to come!...
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