After breaking down the tent, loading the bikes and eating a simple breakfast, we began riding in the mid-morning Although the strong gusts did not let up, the day was sunny and warm. We rode along Thingvellir's gorgeous lake and, making our way south, enjoyed a helpful tailwind. In a remarkable contrast to yesterday's brutal, plodding ride, today I sometimes had to apply the brakes to keep from going too fast, thanks to the wind pushing us along. I called it my "fickle friend."
We rode what Sho called an "easy peasy" (thanks to the wind's help) 45km/29miles to the small town of Selfoss. No need for traffic lights here - one roundabout took care of traffic. Hoping to let the kids recover from last night's uncomfortable camping, I got a room in Hotel Selfoss, overlooking a powerful and dramatic river. After dinner, we frolicked in the town's public thermal baths, which had a collection of outdoor heated pools to choose from. The breeze was cold, and every time we emerged from a pool, we immediately chilled and scampered to the next heavenly hot water refuge.
Here are some pics from the day:
Examples of the tectonic movement at work in Thingvellir National Park:
View of the lake at Thingvellir:
Sho with the bikes:
Lake at Thingvellir:
Saya practicing her model's pose on the ride to Selfoss:
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