I slept like a log last night. On a very comfy bed. Until 10.20am.
By the time I'd had breakfast, showered and dressed it was almost lunchtime. So not a great deal of daylight left. And it's been a cloudy one - with a dusting of snow.
Given that we're staying in a cabin on Lake Thingy today seemed a good day to drive round to Thingvellir and then do the full Lake circle. Past some favourite spots.
I don't get the diving and snorkelling thing that people were queueing to do at Silfra (at Thingvellir). Not when today was a balmy -4. I watched some of the snorkellers as they got out of the water after their tour. Strangely they were remarking how they couldn't feel their face or body. Weird that.
Anyway - if you're a diver...it really does look stunning. Check out this site for info (I've threatened to buy Stu a Silfra snorkelling tour for his birthday in March - he told me to save my money!) - https://www.dive.is/dive-sites/silfra/.
Another strange thing at Thingvellir is that people throw money into the crystal clear water. I contemplated lowering Stu into the water to collect some - he'd have been fine...they had a life buoy.
Must mention here - I said we're being thrifty...
If we don't include the cost of the car, the fuel or the cabins...we have spent the grand total of £40 since we arrived last Wednesday.
We'd have spent an extra £3.50 today for parking at Thingvellir (the ONLY place we have come across in Iceland that charges for parking) - but some nice chap passed his ticket to us as he was leaving. Probably not allowed. But hey ho.
The waterfall in today's pictures is Öxarárfoss. Easy to access from Thingvellir. So we went from the other side instead and slipped our way down to it on an icy rocky path.
Today I had on six layers. Two hats. A scarf. Two pairs of wool socks. Gloves. It was a bit like being in a quilted straight jacket (for some reason I had to Google how to spell straight jacket...and was disturbed to find they're for sale on Amazon. Let me know if you want the link.)
Look at all those coins!
One of many cairns (waymarkers) we've seen around Iceland. Don't remove rocks or add to them...they've been around for a long, long time.
One of the first photos I took on our first trip five years ago was of this little church. Had to stop today to get another photo.