So how do you follow up a morning celebrating Christmas in July? You keep traveling up the valley.
You celebrate every tree you see, because there are very few in Iceland.
Thirty years ago they began a program to reforest the country. But their reforestation looks like our clear cuts in reverse! Packed in so closely together in rectangular sections, I don’t think they understand the concept of thinning. Probably too difficult (or against the law!) to chop down any precious tree. Can you imagine an Icelander visiting the redwoods??!
Then we came upon the remains of an original sod home. Sod homes were lived in as recently as the 1960’s.
And then I got quite a honk as I pulled a totally tourist move, seeing the turn out too late of “something cool” and the desperate blinker pullover-as -far-as-you-can,-but-never-far-enough-and-never-quick-enough move… Guilty as charged. But this old church was worth the shame. 😉
… throw in a cool looking wood/plaster pic
and then head to one of the biggest highlights of the day: home
to this ~
Then you revel in it all for four more hours
before you’re forced to shut the black out curtains.