To say the weather was horrible today would be an understatement. The rain was sideways and multiple snow squalls tried to stop us but we drove through. It was blinding and dangerous. But this never stops a photographer from getting the prize. Today was as spectacular as anyone imagined, crappy food included. Yet, it took 10 hours of driving round trip for about 2 hours of shooting. BTW, why does the local population want everything fried?
We left for Jokulsarlon which is also known as the Ice Lagoon at 8:45, we arrive about 1:30 and it was virtually empty. The ice which was there was covered in snow. But, the black beach below the lagoon are where acres of diamonds can be found:
The water was hostile, repelling visitors wanting it all for herself. The diamonds on the beach were too beautiful for anyone but the greedy ocean, clutching each one. Finally, she relented as we snatched the jewels from her very grip running for our lives being chased by her out stretched tentacles.
And there’s more, thieves are we, we like gluttons tried to get them all I tell you. But it’s not possible because new treasures were strewn by the sea as the tide advanced chasing us away.
There’s more, much more and the gallery will show you what we stole. But drenched people and clothes were enough to be done after a few hours and we sneaked off when she wasn’t watching. Then we left for home. But before we were more than 10 kilometers from the exit, swirls of ice and water greeted us, practically begging for attention and we obliged.
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This was the last stop of the day as we began the 5 hours back to The Ranga Hotel. More snow squalls and battering rain made the trip back difficult.
Time to leave Iceland, with some luck we will board our schedule Icelandic Air flight tomorrow and be home for dinner. But before we go, a quick trip to The Blue Lagoon and the trip will be complete.