Quite honestly I don't know why I have been dreading 50. I had no idea I would get a diamond and see whales - all in the same day (though I do think some of my skin sagged overnight. And my boobs might have dropped a millimetre).
And for the first time ever I get to eat a fish that my hunter-gatherer Stu caught. He's googling how to fillet / de-bone / clean / de-scale it as I type.
And I nearly forgot - the owner of the hotel where we stayed for the past three nights presented me with a bottle of red this morning, as we checked out. I would have given his hotel full marks on Booking.com anyway. But now I won't suggest they get better pillows.
Whales (said in a very excited voice)
We decided to go out with a company based in Hauganes (www.whales.is) - as the boats in Akranes come up that way anyway - meaning more travel-to-whales-area time for them. God it was good. We got the Titanic spot at the front of the boat. So had a great view for the majority of the trip.
We tracked three humpbacks very close to where we set off from. Stu didn't have time to get sick as we didn't move far or very quickly. We were alongside them for a while...time to down the camera and just watch. They were amazing.
And then to top it all we all had a chance to do that sea-fishing thing that men like. I caught sod all. Stu caught a bloody great cod in under a minute.
I want to go back out again tomorrow. Is that excessive?
After the excitement of the whales we ate some leftover pizza very fast, before setting off to our next stop - Brimnes cabins.
The hot tub has been filled, Stu has washed some underwear and the cod has been cleaned ready for dinner (he changed the water before washing the fish).