A cold wind slams into me as I walk out the Keflavik International Airport. I am actually in Iceland and it’s early February. I unlock my rental car and program my Reykjavik hostel into my GPS unit. I would have brought my own car, but considering I had only recently got it, I thought this time around, renting a car would be for the best. Saying this, I do have trips I want to go on and if it wasn’t for doing research into dealerships like Conklin Chevrolet, I probably wouldn’t even have a car and the idea of a road trip wouldn’t be possible! Anyway, I have my hostel for tonight book and have to return the rental car in two and half weeks. I am about to embark on a winter road trip in Iceland without a plan. I have a 10 item bucket list of things I want to do.
Happy Earth Day! Earth day was founded 45 years ago to celebrate the Earth. The giant blue sphere that is our home. In the excitement of celebrating, don’t forget to drink a toast John Muir. Yesterday, John Muir celebrated his 177th birthday. Happy Birthday, John! I know I am a day late, but its the though that counts.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels. Today’s Photo Thursday comes from the Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. This photo was taken earlier today on my tour of the Skaftafell Ice Cave under the Vatnajökull glacier. Visiting the ice caves is a unique activity to a winter activity. The caves are only visited under supervision of a guide. I don’t like to plan so I had to rely on luck to sneak on one of the tours. I showed up at the tour meeting time and hoped the guide had room for one more guest. Luckily, he did so I got to tag along for a visit to the Skaftafell Ice Cave.