September 26 – We woke up early, cleaned off the moisture from the windows and clamored outside. It was cool and misty but not really raining this morning, which was quite welcome. The sound of the ocean was clear and drawing us toward the beach. We put our shoes on and started walking down the dirt road, and cresting the small hill we finally saw what had lulled us to sleep the night before. Continue reading Vik to Þingvellir
September 25 – We woke up REFRESHED! Yes, that was an amazing night of sleep in a bed for sure. We slept in, showered, got our stuff together and packed, and then loaded up the car. We walked over to the lobby and had a great breakfast (passed on the beef tongue though) and embarked on the next day of our adventure! There was A LOT going on today, and our first “scheduled” stop was in Jökulsárlón… Continue reading Hofn to Vik
September 23 – Today was another big travel day, but not because of time.
THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE!!!
We had a rough idea of what we were doing this day, but our mantra was (and remains, I think), let’s wing it and see where we end up! Continue reading Mývatn to Seyðisfjörður
Here’s our trip wrap-up from last week.
A bit long, but if any of it helps here I figure I’d post it. I tried to remember all the details. Having Dexter to lean on at times was, for me, the most important thing about the whole trip.
Without her I may have tapped out in Piseco. She said the same about me, so maybe having at least one other person along will help. The trail can be a mental chess game at times (OMG, ARE WE CLOSE YET???), so support was, for us, essential. So this is just from our POV….
I stopped being afraid recently. Afraid of money, of people, of change. No, I wasn’t an introvert, but I was content. And then…
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller, changed my life. If you haven’t seen it, do! There’s a scene in which Walter runs to a waiting helicopter and jumps on while David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is playing, and that did it. I decided to jump on as many helicopters as I could.
Within a week I had deemed Iceland would take too long to prepare for, so I booked a week-long trip to Alaska and hike in Denali. Looks like I have some shopping, work-outs, and planning to do!