Departure

September 24, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Goodbye Iceland

It was around 8.30am when i naturally opened my eyes this morning, rubbed them clear and sat up in my top bunk at KEX hostel in Reykjavik. The rest of the room was only stirring and i wandered down the corridor to take care of morning business. On my return, josh was awake and we sauntered down to breakfast, not fully awake, but fully comprehending that this was our last day in Iceland. We consumed breakfast as normal, packed our bags yet again and got on our way, yet again.
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^ Kex hostel room number. Everything is done out Bingo style…

Today was the relaxation day, the final piece of holiday left in us before getting on the plane on Monday morning to begin the long link of flights back home again. We were headed for the famed Blue Lagoon, and i couldnt wait.

Our DSLRs had already been packed away and stashed deep inside the boot of the car so as to not attract any thrifty theives. There was no way they were coming in with us. As much as we love them, this was our day, the day we treated our bodies to some pampering after all the different tortures we put them through these past weeks.

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^ a sample of the blue water stream, visible from the side of the road..!

For reference, tortures included : sleeping in the car, getting sick, running around taking photos in the rain, braving snow, not showering for a few days at a time, not having any moisturiser until the end of the trip, extreme cold, extreme heat, scaling the sides of small mountains, ambling across lava fields like mountain goats, falling on our knees on ice, subjecting ourselves to long days and eating bad food (because thats all that was available or would keep without a fridge). We DESERVED blue lagoon.

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^ bathers at blue lagoon

The rest pretty much writes itself. We spent around 5 hours bathing in the geothermal lagoon, sauna room, steam room, waterfall massage, applying liberal amounts of mud mask to our faces (so smooth now…) and lounging around like meerkats.

Oh and i finally drove the car today. Due to the mixed weather conditions, hairy mountain roads and gravel ones, Josh has the 4WD driving skills so he did 99.9% of the driving. He was happy to do it, I wasnt fussed about whether i drove or not, so thats how ive only just gotten around to it! Scary weird doing it on the wrong side of the road, but fun, now i can say ive done it!

And thats it really…
We fly out at 740am monday morning from keflavik on icelandair.
Arrive brisbane international at 655am Wednesday…

I will continue to update this blog, as stated in last nights post, when I get home. This not the last of the iceland posts… Can promise you that.
What I cant promise you is when the next one will be… Im at the mercy of free WiFi after tonight…

Next time we speak, ill probably be home!
Enjoy the next few days while i spend it in airports and on planes!


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