Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26, 2011

Today was the official start of our 1,500-mile ride through Iceland. We cycled to a farm on the outskirts of Reykjavik, where Sho and Saya rode horses through the countryside. Saya has been dreaming of this day for the past 6 months, telling anyone who would listen that she was traveling to Iceland to ride the horses.

I met Jonatan Thordarson and Thordarson Thordarson at the farm, who gave me lots of advice about my planned route. Based on the weather forecast, I decided to change the route somewhat, and will cycle east along the southern coast first. This should give the wintry weather in the north of the country a little more time to go away...

Here are some pics:

Sho and Saya with Hassan, head chef at the Capital-Inn Hotel, saying goodbye:

Here's the official start of the ride:

Sho with the horse he rode:

Saya on her horse:

Jonaton Thordarson and Thordar Thordarson, friends I met at Laxness Farm, who gave me lots of routing tips.

- An Iceland Bike Adventure post

1 comment:

  1. Geez Charles - One day into the trip and already you have to change plans?! What's going on ;-) I'm kidding you . . . The Jenss clan is following you all with envy. Ride on!