That noise the trucks make on the ice...that's the noise the Mazda's studded tyres make on ice covered gravel road.
We drove miles today, on sheet ice...not very fast. But why would you want to drive fast and whizz past the scenery? (Rhetorical question Stu...don't need to answer me.)
Hawk-eyes Heald spotted a boat wreck some way off. Then I decided that, as we weren't near enough to the sea for Stu to get a good photo, I would try 'this little road here'.
One of those 'oh crap' moments...but you put a brave face on and your best foot forward (just not the brake foot....gotta keep those wheels moving in the deep muddy tracks).
We survived. The under carriage of the Mazda survived (😳). Stu didn't have a full on heart attack. And I was able to breathe again once I'd found a less muddy / icy somewhere to do a ten-point turn.
It's our last night on Snaefellsnes and in the Cube tonight. It's as beautiful as ever. But we've been let down by the orcas and seals. Not seen a single one. Just plenty of ducks, sea birds and cormorants.
We've also had no northern lights. Though they're forecasting level 4 tonight (another 'they' is predicting a level 2 - we're ignoring them). Camera and tripod will be prepped and ready - for me to wake Stu so he can carry them outside before he makes me a cup of tea - should the need arise 😜