After a lovely chat with the Cube hosts (should have got a photo of them!) we set off on the drive to Cabin #2 at Thingvellir.
Host Anna gave us some good driving advice before we set off: "Drive safe and watch out for the Chinese" (she quickly explained that the Chinese tend to drive the biggest cars...on the wrong side of the road...and are notoriously bad drivers in snow)
We drove for about ten minutes, arrived at Kolgrafafjörður and stopped.
The sunrise was beautiful. The photos don't do it justice.
And just before we set off...I heard that distinctive noise of the Orcas. And sure enough there were four of them heading towards us and the fjord. So that's where we stayed for two hours. With three rather nice Germans for company. Like us, they were staying to the bitter end - until the orcas swam back out under the bridge.
They didn't give us a show this time - but we knew when they were heading back out as all the ducks absolutely poo'd their pants as the orcas swam under them - back towards us.
The rest of the day was a blur of stunning scenery with flashbacks of orcas. You have to experience it to understand. The Germans were really grateful firstly that we told them it was orcas and not dolphin that they spotted in the fjord, and secondly that we explained their behaviour and that we recommend they wait until they swam back out. (I also need to tell you that they were supposed to fly home yesterday (Saturday) but they are having such a good time they cancelled their flight and have no idea when they will eventually go home - but they're planning a second visit to the fjord tomorrow.)
Anyway: Cabin #2. It's massive compared to the Cube. And as we arrived the sun was just setting over the lake. Right now the skies are clear with hundreds of stars visible. Stu has spotted The Shopping Trolley (The Plough) and Uranus's Ring (Orion's Belt).
That's it for today - unless the lights come out. Then there might be a part two!