Soaking & relaxing & swimming & age defying. That's the way we can sum up today. After our hotel breaky we made our way back to the car hire mob. Our problem had become apparent yesterday when we tried to use the wipers. It just smudged the windscreen which resulted in about 2% visibility. Not something you want, especially in a place like Iceland. Coming over the mountains yesterday made for some pretty scary situations. So back at the car hire mob they put on new blades and replaced our dodgy gps. Fantastic, we were now good to go. From there we made the short trip to the world famous Blue Lagoon. The lagoon has water pumped in from the geothermal power plant next door where they tap the water 2000 meters from in the bowels of the earth. It is mineralized water with great health benefits. The setting is surreal as it is located in a lava field so we were surrounded by black rocks from volcanic eruptions long ago. The water is an amazing blue owing to the algae that is unique to these circumstances. We arrived about 11.30am and showered before walking outside into 4 degree temperature. Our bodies, & primarily our feet, ached from the cold but salvation was just a few steps away. We disrobed and plunged into the 37 degree waters quickly. There is no way to describe the feeling other than orgasmic. As we made our way around the lagoon the temperatures rose at various points from where they pump the water in. Adding to this they had saunas, steam rooms and a massaging waterfall. The crowning glory though is the mud. They have buckets of the silica filled stuff that has been treated in a lab near by. You caked it on your face and body and the benefits included cleansing and moisturizing your skin as it hardened. It is white in colour so together with the steam and water colour created a real undead scenario. Well admittedly these would have to be the most relaxed contented zombies you will ever come across. We utilized all the benefits of this amazing place from sunrise until well after sunset, exiting the lagoon at 7pm. We showered, drove from the wilderness back to Reykjavik and stopped off at Taco Bell to feed our hungry bellies. This was the day we had set aside for relaxation, & it had exceeded all our expectations. Despite the fact our hands looked like prunes, we are right now a picture of contentment. None of us have ever been in the water for so long, & yet it almost wasn't long enough. So as I finish this blog my eyelids are growing heavy and I know I am about to slip into one very long peaceful sleep. The kind of sleep that only comes along every now and again. That sleep from being pampered to within an inch of our lives. Here's to you Blue Lagoon. You are an amazzzz zzzzz. Zzzz..........