Iceland - Day 7 - The last dayAugust 11, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C
Where - South East Iceland
Weather - Still wearing warm clothes - this is summer?
Or last full day in Iceland was not a particular scenic day. We came across the unusual sight of a line of mist rising from the sea. Not sure what it was... perhaps it was an area were there was volcanic activity and the water was warm meeting the cold air. Saw some black sand beaches where I commented that I would hate to walk across that in bare feet in the middle of summer and then I realised we were in the middle of summer and you are more likely to suffer frostbite than burn your tootie-toes. Took a photo of the massive glacier that covers a large area of SE Iceland. There were also some unusual landscapes with lichen covered lava rocks that covered huge areas. Very strange. So that's about it for Iceland as we leave on the ferry the next morning for Denmark (2 days) and then making our way to France to make our way across to England (another 2 days)
As we don't have any photos for these travelling days, l shall record our enjoyment (NOT!) of the past few days in this footprint. First the ferry crossing. On the way over the crossing was really smooth so we foolishly did not pack any motion sickness tablets with us. The first day/night was OK but when we got up for breakfast we decided Nope! No food! Managed half a sandwich at lunchtime then spent the next 8 hours having a close relationship with the bathroom. NOT FUN!
Then we had about a 5 hour drive from Denmark to Hamburg in Germany. First it rained pretty much all the way through Denmark, then in Germany there were the crazy no speed limit drivers. They really put you on edge. Made it to Hamburg ok - the next day we were driving to Belgium (near Bruges) about 700km. Now the autobahns work ok, however there is roadworks been done on them every 20km or so. This creates huge bottlenecks as 3 lanes are merged into 2. In one place close to the Dutch border they had closed off a road completely and we could not understand the detour directions and ended up going around in circles twice. Other people were equally confused. In the end we drove to a different area with the GPS going nuts at us (in 100m turn right; when possible do a
u-turn ...blah, blah ,blah). Anyway, we got there and we were glad to be not driving in Germany anymore.Read more