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Day 7 - Back to Reykjavik

all seasons in one day 4 °C

My time in the West Fjords has ended and today we said buy to Stella and headed back to Reykjavik.

We headed out at 10 am. The Arctic fox was back to bid us goodbye. On the way back to Reykjavik, we took the paved road the whole way. We had all sorts of weather. When we left the temp was near 40 and it was sunny. As we drove the clouds came and left. At one point we were in the snowy mountains and it was 32 degrees. We stopped to see a sheep building we didn't see on the way up as we were on the dirt road. Another stop was at the witchcraft museum. There was a small amount of time where about 21 people were tried for witchcraft in Iceland and the museum documented the history. Afterward we were back on the road eating our sandwiches in the car. Again we saw snow and sun. At one point stopping off to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. Our last stop before town was a farm where they primarily had cows, but there were a few pigs as well. The cows had a self milking machine. Craziest thing I have seen. The cows line up on their own to get milked. Saw one push her way through. The machine then put the milking contraptions on each teat and then it milked. When it was done, the machine pulled the milking contraption off of each teat and the next cow came in and the process started again. Amazing.

Back in town our Czech friends dropped us off at our respective hotels and we said buy to everyone.

The evening was cold and rainy. I headed out to look at shops and to find a restaurant. All the ones that looked appealing were Italian and I wasn't in the mood. I stopped in the Big Lebowski bar, but didn't stay long. Ended up back at the Cafe Paris. Everyone around me was speaking Icelandic so I didn't feel so bad going back to a place I had already been. Maybe tomorrow I will try something different.

I ended the evening sitting in the hotel lounge drinking coffee and sparkling water watching folks leave for Northern Lights tours. Hopefully they will find an opening in the clouds to find something and it won't be a elusive tour like looking for a leopard in South Africa.

Posted by dtbradley 13:48 Archived in Iceland

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