SjávarpakkhúsiöMay 1 in Iceland
Seafood stew Oceanside! Yummmmmm
Seafood stew Oceanside! Yummmmmm
Some snapshots of a cute fishing town we swung into for some seafood lunch today.
That funky building in picture 2 is a church.
Having had a bit of a lie-in after the excitement of the Northern Lights until 1.30am, we had breakfast and set off for our next stop: Stykkishólmur.
The weather was pretty good and remained dry but we made the mistake of choosing to follow the coast road around the peninsula north west of Sauðárkrókur. It was dirt track all the way and the scenery not as spectacular as yesterday. In fact, most of our journey today was on unsurfaced roads mostly manufactured from pot holes so the drive was long and tiring. No photography today really, except the odd totally uninterested Iceland horse and wide landscape views that simply don't work when squashed onto a camera sensor.
We've just had a lovely evening meal and picked up some useful locations for photography from our waitress. There should be some good opportunities over the next two days. Fingers crossed for good weather.Read more
A short interlude to talk about the weather we've been experiencing during our trip. As you've seen, we've pretty much seen the lot from high winds to snow and frost with pretty much everything in between. Perhaps not as much sun as we'd have preferred but it has been with us at times.
Today was undoubtedly the wettest experience so far. So how have we got on coping with what, at times, has been hours of rain?
Clothing-wise it's been fine even in low temperatures. One of our followers has referenced the saying that "there is no such thing as the wrong weather, only the wrong clothes" and that has definitely been our experience. When we say we've been getting wet that hasn't been our delicate bodies but our outer layers and equipment. At no point have we really felt the cold nor got truly deep-down soaked. We've really been quite warm and snug at times.
We have both commented on how well our equipment has survived our adventures and, as you can see in the photo taken today, our cameras have been well and truly soaked at times. The biggest problem has been keeping the lens free of rain droplets and this has been a real nuisance, especially when we're also battered by the wind. We are using cameras with good weather sealing though so in case you're thinking of taking your camera into the shower with you, just check your instruction book first!
What we can say about photography in the conditions we've experienced at times, is you can only take it for so long. Eventually all your microfibre cloths are wet and you simply crave coffee and cake ... and that's how we finished today.Read more
Oooooohh! That's Tony's description of the chocolate cake we both had to end our meal this evening. We have four nights left and we are once again in a hotel rather than B&B which is a nice way to finish. Don't get us wrong, all the places we've stayed have been great and in all cases we've been made to feel extremely welcome.
So, having spoiled ourselves we have discussed what we'll be doing tomorrow and now it's time to finish for the day. What will tomorrow bring? .... we'll tell you tomorrow night.Read more
Just arrived at the Harbour Hostel in that town, i'm dead tired but it's always sunny here so..
Ce matin en quittant l'autre auberge, j'ai du combattre les oiseaux qui m'attaquaient pendant 10min avant qu'un monsieur m'amène à la prochaine ville pour déj.
Apres 2 QC mon ramassé et j'ai passé la majorité de la journée avec eux ce fut bien agréable.
Me rendre à l'auberge que je suis en ce moment fut un miracle(got lucky) y'avait pas un char sa route ou j'étais mais bon.. Voici quelques photos des bons spots ajd!Read more
However you read the place name in your head, it's probabaly wrong.
Didn't go to the water library, closed, but there was a Norwegian house (guess they like the colour black in Norway) and a church on the hill done to look like a boat.
V noci fukalo ako dive, stanom nam lomcovalo a nohy ma oziabali, ale miesto o 7:00 sme vstali az o 9:30. Zaciname si asi zvykat 😁 Prva zastavka v den Velkeho piatku bolo pristavne mesto Stykkisholmur. Pozreli sme majak a zatoku, dotankovali a isli zase o kus dalej.
Die Rundreise beginnt. Der erste Tag ist vorbei und wir haben sehr viel erlebt.Wir sind "früh" aufgestanden und haben unser gemietetes Auto abgeholt. Auf Grund eines kostenlosen Upgrads und eines Navis steht der Reise nichts mehr im Wege. Die Vorfreude auf die Rundreise ist rießig und es werden viele Bilder folgen.
Das Abendessen wir nach BDP-Stil angerichtet und das lokale Bier probiert (es war doch nur Malzbier)
Wir residieren in dem Habour Hostel direkt am Hafen.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Stykkishólmur, Stykkisholmur, SYK, 340