Yesterday (Monday), was my favorite day here, and you will see why by the photos.
I felt much better in the morning
Gullfoss, the two-tiered waterfall, was amazing. I took shots from above and walked down the steps to get closer. The wind and cold and sound of it was unreal. Geysir never explodes, but Strokkur does every 8 minutes, so I was able to see that. And the Thingvellir was unbelievable, especially Thingvellavatn Lake
After stopping for some soup in the cute harbor town of Borganes, I made my way to Snaefellsness, which is referred to as "mini Iceland," because it has a lot of what Iceland has to offer in a small area. I stayed last night at Guesthouse Hof, and had a unit all to myself, which also meant I had the hot tub, overlooking the water, mountains and horses all to myself. It was stunning, so I had some wine and relaxed. If that wasn't awesome enough, I went outside around 12:30 am and saw the amazing Northern Lights. I didn't want to run back in and get my camera, but it was really something.
Today I am exploring more of the peninsula. It is windy and cold, but I am ready. Then I will make my way to the northern part of the peninsula.
I heard about what happened in Boston, and it just pains me. My heart goes out to everyone involved, and it makes me appreciate everyone back home even more! I thank you all for following along and staying "with" me.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Staðastaður, West, Iceland