Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 32: July 27, 2011

Eiko, Arisa, Sho, Saya and I spent the morning enjoying the swimming pool at Blonduos. Saya had fun showing off her budding swimming skills, but she is a bit over confident. When Eiko warned her that she would sink in a deep section, Saya responded with a four-year old's logic. "That's ok. I like to go under.". Needless to say, Eiko and I kept a close eye on her. Sho and Saya loved the slides, one of which was short and super fast. The other was long and winding, with streams of lights and glowing images of dolphins passing by overhead, as you slid through the enclosed tube.

We ate lunch at a cafe after swimming and finally began cycling at 2 pm. Today's ride covered 58 km (36 miles) from Blonduos to Hvammstangi. We cycled on a rolling road through a broad valley, fields stretching to brown hills on either side. We rode past occasional farms and countless herds of horses lounging in the picturesque countryside. Intense, rolling clouds dominated the sky, occasionally allowing small strands of sunlight to filter through.

We made it to Hvammstangi at 7:30 pm and got a room at a local guest house. When the owner learned about our ride, she nodded kindly and repeated words I have heard many times on this trip: "Yep, you all are crazy."

Here are some pics:

Morning pics in Blonduos:

Sho goofing around:

Eiko with her trusty steed:

Some shots from the road:

- An Iceland Bike Adventure post

No comments:

Post a Comment