Sunday, August 28, 2016

Day 8: last day on the road

Day 8: last day on the road 

Waking up along the river upstream from  the Hraunfossar waterfall was so beautiful. 

Having access to water is a bonus too. I was able to wash the laundry. 

Our little Hyundai work horse. We put this little guy thru a lot!! 

I opened the car doors to hang the laundry while we prepped breakfast. 

At the hostel, I got these bags of rice and an instant chicken noodle soup mix. We cooked then both into a porridge for bfast. It was a nice change from oatmeal. 

As we got ready to go, we realize the car battery died from the open doors. We tried to push the car onto the road but the rocky incline was too steep and the car kept rolling back. Our only hope were jumper cables. 

I saw a camper van and rv in the  road and race to the street waving them down. They stopped right away and had jumper cables! The family was from Vancouver and had just begun their Iceland trip. The car started and we were on our way! 

Hraunfossar : these waterfalls emerge from the ground! They stretch far and it's so beautiful. 

Next stop: the peninsula 

We stopped for gas and picked up a hot dog. We share one. Damn these hot dogs are delicious. The secret is fried onions as a garish. 

We got this drink cus I thought it would be like Icelandic root beer. But this is all the beer taste without alcohol. I don't drink so that part doesn't matter but ugh the taste is so gross 

Hellnar Arch 

The rock formations are insane. How does it grow in sheets like that? And the columns? 

The waves made this arch and these openings. Today was the first day we didn't have rain!! It felt so good to just wear a shirt and not 5 layers and rainshell. 

Heading back to Reykjavik is bittersweet. I wish I could look at these mountains, waterfalls, and sheep everyday. 


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