Unexpected Stay in Reykjavik

Trip Start Jul 14, 2012
Trip End Aug 02, 2012

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Since this was an unexpected day in Reykjavik, we had no plans for the day. The ship did offer some last minute shore excursions, but we didn't sign up.  The weather looked pretty bad for the off-road jeep trip, which was the only one that appealed to us at all.  The other two trips offered were repeats of what we did yesterday—a trip to the Blue Lagoon and sightseeing in the city.

We did take the opportunity to catch up on home and work email while we were in port.  The satellite Internet service has been unreliable while the ship is in the open sea.  I am glad that Philip does not have a class going right now.  He would have a hard time meeting his obligation to check in every day and keep up with his students’ assignments with the Internet service that we have.   There is wi-fi in the public spaces on the ship, but not in the staterooms, so we go down to one of the bars with his computer to get work done.  Sometimes we have been successful, but sometimes not.

The ship left Reykjavik about 1 p.m. as the captain planned.  The sea is so rough that salt water covers the table and floor of our balcony now.  I have not seen the water come up that high, but it is getting there some way.  The pattern of saltwater patches on the table is rather pretty.  The captain said that the sea waves were six meters (twenty feet) high in this stretch.   We are on the 10th deck, and the 4th deck is the lowest one visible above the water line.   We are quite high above the water level.   How does the saltwater get up this high?
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