Day 3: Horses & the Blue Lagoon
Time to bid ado to our first location and head off to new landscape. Our new “home” would be located in the heart of the golden circle. I can’t say enough about how happy we were with AirBnB. The houses we stayed at. They both were awesome. They offered us enough room to spread out with all our gear, make a few meals and sleep comfortably. The homes were very clean and the locations fit our needs. I would use AirBnB again, way better than a hotel and cheaper too.
Our travels today would take us past several beautiful horses braving the elements, and bountiful wet wooly sheep. The highlight of today however was our visit to the Blue Lagoon. Yes, it is a tourist destination, but oh so worth it. We soaked in the natural warm mineral water for several hours. Soaking the damp chill out of our tired bones.
The locker rooms were very clean and the process of getting into the pool was quite invigorating. I say this because once exiting the locker room, you need to hang up your towel amongst the countless other white towels, all the while being pelted with cold icy rain water. And did I mention the ever ceaseless wind? Oh, yeah, there was wind. I think we stayed in the pool longer than we probably would have if we didn’t have to walk back through the rain and wind and into the building. We ran in to several Americans while we were there. Funny thing was whenever we met someone from the states, right after “hello” was “Did you vote?” Very funny to see our candidates in an Icelandic newspaper and I was truly hoping to stop hearing about politics when I got back. Still no luck on that score.
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