Saturday, June 21, 2014


"Better weight
  than wisdom
  a traveller cannot carry.
  The poor man's strength
   in a strange place, 
   worth more than wealth"

I decided to add a few of the  "sayings from the Vikings, which served as words of wisdom and, spiritual provisions on for the Vikings on their long journeys over the rough seas tomdiscouver new lands.  I bought a book and like these from the book of Havamal.

So today we packed up and took a small plane and a short flight back to Reykjavik, but we didn't stay long, as we went to explore the Southern coast for a few days.  The landscape changes so dramatically in Iceland, all because of volcanoes and there ever present activity.  We stopped at a huge lake in Pingvellir National Park and had a delicous lunch of fresh lake Char (trout).  We went to see the  Great Geyer which erupts about every 10 min.  Of course Steve had to stand as close as he could, and he got drenched.  It was pretty funny to see all these people running from a 90 foot spout of steaming water because they wanted to get a picture close up. My picture was better abd taken from a safe vantage point!
We also went on a beautiful short hike in the Icelandic woods.  We climbed around on some great stone outcroppings left by volcanic eruptions and a saw a serene pool of water with colorful reflections and many birds and ducks.
In the late afternoon we drove to our gorgeous hotel in Hella on the Ranga River.  We were greeted by the owner and host in this exquisite rustic lodge.  Then we headed straight to the bar for happy hour.  Any time you can get a glass of wine form less that 15 dollars is a big deal!


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