Ron Rosenstock tells me that Icelandic hot dogs are amazing. I don’t like them, I think they are bland and boiled, they actually suck. And no, that was not the highlight of the day. I will tell you in a minute what that was, but I will start out tonight by saying that the rain here is relentless. Even though the rain is so bad it travels sideways with gale force winds, there are moments, slivers of time when God sees us soaked and wind blown, takes pity and parts the sky for a few minutes.
It’s my job to take those gifts and give back to the universe by making a beautiful photo. Now, I realize that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but, I think today’s work came out pretty good given all that we had to deal with.
First stop was to see if it were possible to even get out of the car near the Vix sea stacks and black sand beach. We did and as a reward for being soaked to the bones, I made this image.
There was one more that I liked, I will add these to the Iceland Gallery shortly.
Then, it was time for lunch, those miserable hot dogs. Ugh, they were terrible but that’s about all that’s available. We stop at N1’s which are small road side convenience store/gas stations. After lunch, we went on to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, about a 2 hours further north.
This is what I saw:
But now it’s 4:00 PM and it’s getting dark. You see, we only have between 10:30 and 4:00 with daytime light this time of year. So back into the SUV and to find a place for dinner.
The Highlight of the Day:
There’s not many restaurants but this time we were lucky. About 2 hours into our trip, we stopped at another N1 which had a full restaurant. The menu had lamb stew made fresh that day. It was heaven. Perfect and satisfying, we were finally done for the day.
No, Northern Lights are not going to happen today but who knows what happens tomorrow.