One of the biggest blessings of this trip is all of the surprises on the way. I love surprises and Iceland has been chock full of them.
After leaving “The Garage” (in southern Iceland) we began our way further east and then headed north along the eastern coast.
And what better way to continue the road trip then another waterfall. (Dare I say, Ho hum! 😉 )
Head into some more roadside majesty (It never stops.)
and spy a glacier through all the beautiful lupine
Gotta love the Viking theme here (and about the only way I can “willingly” get a picture of him. 🙂
Then it was into some Atlantic Ocean magic on steroids!
And then check out who came to visit us! Ol’ Puff McPuffin himself!
They were flying all around, and nesting on the cliffs. We even got to witness a seagull attack one on the beach. (He got away!) Found out later, the seagull was not trying to kill him (could have fooled me) but rather, trying to take the fish from his mouth. Whew!
Then up to our church parking lot over looking Vik for our lunch.
Not a bad place to water some lupine, I’d say. (I know, too much information… but like I shared before the WC (water closet) search is a tricky one in Iceland!… and yes, I keep my camera ready at all times. Ha!
And thought the church was closed, I’m glad we don’t need to be open to say “Takk takk” to the Big Guy for another amazing morning.
Then we rambled off to finish our trek for the day at a quick overnighter (This was a last minute change of plan “motel” because I finally figured out that “4 hour drive” would take at least 6 (I thought) and I didn’t know I should have added on to that estimate at least an extra hour (or so) because of gravel roads, and LOTS of one lane “take turn” bridges, and the infamous “the GPS doesn’t know where the heck you want to go!” … Yep, some fun times.
But I’m glad we didn’t have to blow by these glacier scenes
or this surrealistic iceberg lake
… Then after much ado, and our love/hate relationship with our GPS, we arrived in our glorified (and way too spendy) hostel, (The real hostel was also on the property.) And by ‘glorified’ I mean picture a dorm room…maybe.) But no complaints, honestly. It was a needed respite. We got to watch a hay bale get wrapped in plastic. We got to see a grandpa teaching his granddaughter to work the tractor. And we got an amazing breakfast lay out in the morning (a huge plus!)
with a view.
Ready for the road again.