Miles and miles of roads to nowhere, skies that never end and clouds that seem like heaven. That’s Iceland. What you can’t see and what affects us heavily on this trip is the wind. Forty MPH gusts and hard, constant winds make opening a car door a very dangerous experience. As I write this, the whistling of the wind outside our hotel sounds like banshees screaming, laughing in anticipation of tossing us around when the sun comes up. Today sunrise is at 9:45 so we get a late start, which after my second day of sleeplessness was quite welcome.
Jökulsárlón (Ice Lagoon as it’s most often called) was practically empty, but across the street the black sand beach was incredible. I’d been here many times before but I have never seen so much ice on the beach as we saw yesterday. I looked up and noticed that the ice and sky were reflections of each other.
Today will be a challenge with the wind as it is, the weather report calls for clear skies and “warmer” temperature. We’ll see….