Day Two in Iceland
In our first hotel it was the light switches, it took us an embarrassing amount of time to figure them out. Second hotel it was the door lock that had us baffled!
We started our 3 day tour today, Thor is our driver, his knowledge of Icelandic history is amazing & he’s hilarious. Between the high winds & the narrow roads, I’m so glad it was Thor & not me behind the wheel. I would highly recommend a tour with @ExtremeIceland.
Iceland is like no other place I’ve ever been!! We saw waterfalls w/rainbows no less, glaciers at dusk & black sand beaches. It’s so windy that ALL the horses stand in the exact same direction asses to the wind! They look like the most orderly bunch. The wind makes it feel sooo cold that I saw sheep piled up on top of one another! Hopefully I’ll get some shots of that tomorrow. Most photo creds today go to Shannon & all the editing is her handiwork (she totally removed a lady with a stupid hat out of a shot, mystery man still there though)
It’s 8:30pm and we are trying our hardest to stay up until at least 9! Unless we can see the Northern Lights from the window of our room, that’s not happening tonight!
Day 5, Adventure #2 :
Black Sand Beach! Fun little rocky outcropping that was very geometric. Its interesting; I would have expected water run off to make soft, rounded corners, but I guess Mother Nature never cared about my opinion!
Of all my photos, kiddo only liked the one of me sitting in the ice chair so I'm trying the massive stone chair to see if she likes this one any better!
So as my 31st Birthday is fast approaching I feel its good to talk about the stigma around age with regards to travel.
People seem to think there is such thing as ‘too old to travel’ and I find that statement sooo irritating and upsetting as I know this is the reason some people wont and never do end up travelling.
The fact is you are N E V E R too old to experience the world outside your front door.
I agree in some ways age could be limiting, for example those that want to work and travel ... a lot of work visas have an age limit of 30-35 years old and for people exceeding this age limit it could be tricky .... but not impossible.
For the more older traveller there could be health and physical limitations but travel is everyone, there are destinations that literally suit everyone.
Age also plays a part in where you are in life. A lot of older people have children, careers and commitments and for that reason they might feel that its not possible for them but it is!!! That being said...some people actually want to wait until there older/ retired to travel and that’s cool - everyone’s experiences and expectations of travel are different.
I left England when I was 27 and as much as I wish I’d of done it at a younger age its still been the best experience of my life so far.
I want to know what is stopping Y O U from travelling?
The morning after working a 10 hour wedding in St. Augustine, I loaded up my car to start the 5.5 hour drive home. In the midst of doing my double(triple) check on memory cards, I listened to the Atlantic crash against the shore just over the dunes from my hotel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It then dawned on me that I never stepped foot on an actual Atlantic beach. Flown over it- yes. Marveled at it from afar-yes. Even explored its northern side in Iceland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Right away I knew there was no way I could leave without checking this block. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You know those moments where what you’re seeing has you so speechless and awestruck with wonder you almost don’t believe it? Yeah, standing on the beach with rays of light piercing through heavy grey clouds and watching the violent surf being braved by avid surfers was like that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The more I watched the more I started to smile- realizing all the bodies of water my feet have stood by. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pacific + South Pacific
Atlantic + North Atlantic
Gulf of Mexico
For a small town, country girl, that believed she would never be able to travel - standing on the Atlantic coast and giggling at herself like a mad woman for believing in so little once upon a time.
Pic shot by @hopemyersphotos edited by me.
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ICELAND!!! One tiny red car, a million waterfalls, an epic proposal, lots of unpredictable weather, and one tiny black church 🖤🙌🏻 can’t wait to share more from this incredible trip!!
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Diamond beach is another wonder of Iceland. Huge blocks of ice that constantly break away from the ancient glacier and fall into the lagoon, slowly float, melt and drift out to ocean, where they are polished by the waves and washed ashore on the black beach called Breiðamerkursandur. The black sand of the beach is always covered in translucent ice cubes that look like diamonds. This is why Breiðamerkursandur is nicknamed the Diamond Beach.
Бриллиантовый пляж - еще одно чудо Исландии. Огромные льдины, которые постоянно откалываются от многовекового ледника и попадают в лагуну, медленно плавают по поверхности воды, тают и с течением попадают в океан, где волны полируют их и выбрасывают на черный пляж под названием Breiðamerkursandur. Черный песок пляжа всегда укрыт прозрачными льдинами, которые выглядят как бриллианты. Поэтому Breiðamerkursandur часто называют Бриллиантовым пляжем. #anya_travel#anya_iceland
Our first time at a black sand beach, right outside our beautiful home for the past 2 days @sooribali 🏠
One of the things we love most about travelling is being able to enjoy more of these amazing sunsets together 🌅 Time flies by in the blink of an eye and it’s up to us to enjoy the little moments - so watch as many sunsets as you can, dance like no one’s watching, and love like you’ve never been hurt 💛 .
59 1,16421 October, 2019
Dyrhólaey, currently a peninsula, former island. .
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