This is our last day, there is some sadness going on, but also a little, ok a lot, of home sickness going on. Knowing that it was our last day we got and early start! Thanks to the bequest of our English travel neighbours, who were so bold as to ask our host to start breakfast and hour early this morning! They made a call and the cook for the morning agreed to come in earlier. However, to our dismay, she covered the pancakes in salt instead of sugar, probably a result from the lack of sleep. No worries, we stuffed up on home made bread and jams, and the home made lamb of course. Them we were off! We travelld by car up the western coastline, and the weather seemed to be cooperating! Our first stop, a tiny little town, the length of one street, where Bonnie got out to so a short hike to the next town. Given me recent experience in weather forecasting I forgoed the hike and opted to meet Bonnie in the next town, which by car was 5min away. She however suffered through some muddy trails and se looming showers to walk along the trail by the coast. We met once more, and all was right with the world, I got some great shots of the coast line, and Bonnie got some shots of the mud! As well as some other pics which I am sure she will share with you someday. Then it was cruising time, to some awesome lighthouses and cliffs, as well as a spot where there lay some ancient ruins of past Viking homes. Which by the way are now christened with some urine from two female Canadian tourists! But we won't mention names!
We drove further along the coast where we found some other small but short fishing villages. The last one, called "overandonewith" haha just kidding, we stopped for some lunch of fish soup! It was deliciousness and it filled us up for the journey back to Reykjavik ! After that, Bonnie turned and asked, do we want the short cut or the long route? Given that I was now an experienced off roader, I said Thelma, lets hit the mountain! So we climbed once more for he lady time, an Icelandic mountain, to take us to the short cut home. With the sum in our eyes and the rain on and off , it was relatively a nice rise home. And when we got to the hotel for our last night, we had the good news of being told we were being upgraded to a studio suite ! "How sweet"we cried, that on our last evening in Iceland they should treat us so well! Well we unloaded the car and headed back to the rental place to return our faithful vehicle, Suzi! With added luck, the car rental attendant told us all was good, especially since he did not see the scratched from the gravel we gave gave her! And there is where we are now. After driving straight for 9 days, I thought it would be a good time to enjoy a couple beers before I head back Toronto. What would my friend think info did not partake in enjoying some Icelandic alcohol? So after a few I thought it best to finish my last entry to the blog, because who knows what I would write up if I had a few more beers in me! Thank you Iceland for the trip of a lifetime! And thank you toy traveling partner Bonnie for putting up with me not drinking for 9 days! I have not seen a more beautiful landscape in years, and I am glad to have made you a part of my life experience! Loved every minute of it! Thanks Bon for letting me tag along!! See tomorrow Canada!