It’s 5.27pm Iceland time and we are an hour behind Scotland. We are SHATTERED but we’ve had the best day!!!
Bed at 8.30pm last night.
1.30am someone gets up for the loo. 🙄
Pre 3am I open my eyes and wonder what time it is?
It seems it’s just before 3am as the alarm shrills soon after. Jeez….. it’s time for Iceland baby!
It took me a bit longer than I hoped, to get ready this morning, but we’re on our way before 4.30am and have a great run to Edinburgh, despite several road closures and diversions along the way.
It’s a beautiful sunrise.
And quiet roads.
Craig says “you’re from Edinburgh you know, why do you need a photo?!?” ….. you’d think he knew me by now 😬🙄😆
I took this at 6.30am. A beautiful morning in Scotland.
Looking back to the Pentland Hills during take off. A wee hi to mum and dad who live just behind them. Gutted we never took off over the Forth Bridges.
Just love the blue sky! 💙
We landed just before 9.30am UK time which was only 8.30am and so we’ve had the whole day to enjoy.
Keflavik was very foggy when we landed. They announced that they we had to switch all electronics off if we were to have any chance of landing in the fog.
I DID NOT NEED TO KNOW THAT…..
It actually wasn’t that bad and cleared pretty quickly.
We got the car rental bus to Ice Rental Cars. The young girl behind the counter was very surprised at how old Craig actually was, after seeing his date of birth, given how young he looks…… 😆 you can only imagine how he reacted to that!!! She was so lovely apart from that obvious error of judgement. 😆
The drive into Reykjavik is easier than spelling Reykjavik every time you have to type it. I say that as Craig is driving. He did really well. I think we’ve agreed though that we could have done it without the hire car but at least we are under our own steam on the days we need it.
The landscape is obviously volcanic. Can’t wait to see more of it tomorrow.
We got to the hotel Hotel Reykjavik Grand and stored our bags before heading into the city…. Walking!
And we have walked ALL day. 19,768 steps so far.
I’m so shattered I’m not gonna cover the whole day today but a snapshot of photos and then it gives me content for the days where I do nothing but work 😆
These are the highlights. The sun shone for most of the day and we found so lovely eateries.
This is Hallgrímskirkja.
The sun came out and it was taps aff… well the fleece and jacket off anyway. It was lovely and warm. It’s nothing like the expected forecast. We were so lucky!
This is Cafe Röst that we found on the harbour for lunch. It was amazing!
Iceland is not cheap!!
This is a maple and sage latte with and Iceland pancake, which has rhubarb jam and cream in it. It was £9.20 for the pancake and £6.36 for the coffee!
To be fair, that wasn’t too bad and it was amazing and we didn’t grudge it as the view and atmosphere were pretty special.
Craig’s Honey and Cinnamon Rue Toast was also £9.20!!
We then did loads more sight seeing and stopped for an early bite of dinner. Loved this photo of Craig in Einstökbar.
Here’s the handsome barman as he called himself 😆 again a lovely atmosphere an what a welcome.
We were able to order Latin food from the restaurant next door. We got ceviche – a shrimp and a duck one.
That plate was £17.94!!!!!!! Here’s me laughing when we sussed it out after we’ve eaten.
I’m on the alcohol free and I loved it.
Will finish up for now. Loads more to show you but I don’t have the energy!!
We are on a full 14 hour day trip tomorrow to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake so I definitely won’t get a blog out tomorrow. I know that none of you mind. I can’t keep enough phone battery for photos and blog writing. The photos have to take precedence 😆
I haven’t taken the antidepressants yet and I’ve been remarkably calm today despite being so far away from my comfort zone.
I also think I’ve managed the day without being a jerk. 🤷🏻♀️
There’s still time I guess 😂
Stay safe everyone 🏴✈️🇮🇸