30 Kilometers of Bad Road
Trip Start Nov 10, 2007
134Trip End Nov 15, 2009
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Along the trail we stumbled across a Rock Ptarmigan mother with chicks. They were scurrying along the rocks, mom peeping at her chicks. After a while the chicks took refuge under mama...all 8 of them!
As powerful as Dettifoss is, further along the trail is another waterfall, Selfoss, that just amazed me! It's only 11 meters high but very very wide...check it out:
After a while we headed back to the car and sustained ourselves through the bumpy ride with the knowledge that there was a small coffee shop near the highway that we had seen on the way in. We not only had coffee, but a delicious apple pastry as well. YUM!!! And then...onwards. Our plan was to get to Egilstađir and get a room for the night. According to Lonely Planet, this city is drab even in a country where drab is the norm and we were a little apprehensive about what we might find there. From our first look around town we both liked it and found a nice little place for the night. We also found a state run liquor store and stocked up on some wine! Then had a fantastic dinner at Cafe Nielson. It was a bit pricey but oh my god was it good!!! I had reindeer in a blueberry sauce...delicious!