Travellers of the past

Trip Start May 08, 2009
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Trip End Jun 29, 2009


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Flag of Iceland  , Skagafjardarsysla,
Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I finished Journey to the Centre of the Earth last night. Well worth reading a second time, especially considering this setting. The part about travelling into Faxa Bay and Reykjavik in the 1800s when there were just two streets was most interesting. I learned a bit of Icelandic too.
Saellvertu - be happy (a greeting)
Geyser means 'fury' - what a phenomenon
I really regret we do not have a dictionary. They were 79,000ISK in Reykjavik and huge heavy hard covered beasts.

We just at an excellent meal at the Slovik in Hofsos (hot sauce?) Turns out were right next to a museum about Iceland's were immigrated to Canada. The largest population to migrate from Iceland happened right here. The waiter figured we were probably the first visitor who didn't come to see the museum, he hardly believed we were just driving around aimlessly along the West Coast. There are beautiful table top islands across the water, about 1km off shore. Like in Vik, there was one rock standing by itself as a tomb. I forgot to say we passed a lovely spot called Longkot but it wasn't open yet, seems things wait until June 1 - 20th here in the north. Even at the Slovik he said they weren't really open and he had no menu, 'would we like fish or meat?" So we'll have to come back to the Longkot next time.
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