When we left off at the end of Day 11, we had finally found my lost phone in the most unlikely spot possible, and we were on the road to the next location. As we drove along in the dark, the storm that had been threatening for hours finally hit. The rain and wind gusted as we searched in the dark for a spot to sleep.
Following on the action packed heels of Day 8 Part 1 & Part 2, we decided to take Day 9 a little more slowly. This decision to slow down was also out of necessity because we needed to off load all our camera cards on to a external hard drive. It’s hard to find any time to keep up with the sheer amount of photos we take on vacation, especially when it seems like we’re always going full tilt from dawn until the next dawn at times.
When we left off in the first part of Day 8, we were headed towards the famous Vestrahorn mountains to try and catch a sunset, (pictured above). We arrived in the late afternoon flat out exhausted from a lack of food, coffee, and sleep. Never the less, when in Iceland… you just go and go, and go some more because everywhere you turn is something else amazing to see!
We left off at the end of Day 7 having climbed a mountain, and then driven in the dark to the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. We were also really hoping the clouds might clear so we’d be able to see the aurora that was predicted. When we finally arrived after a seriously long day, we were dismayed to find the whole area absolutely crawling with photographers in the middle of the night.