Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Day 16: Olafsvik to Bjarkalundur 204km

A perfect day for a ride to the West Fjords.

Goodbye to Olafsvik,
Goodbye to the grey skies,
Goodbye to the Snaefellsnes peninsula,
Goodbye to Snaefellsjokull  - the glacier immortalised in Jules Vernes 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.

Hello sunshine, sapphire seascapes, unpaved roads, 
Hello the Westfjord region.

Come, ride with us.




 
Stykkisnolmur harbour

 

 
Bakkari are filled with all kinds of treats. 
Just looking, thanks...


Rugged escarpments.
Sometimes waterfalls appear to drop from the sky.
 
We ride 67km of good unpaved roads today.
 
Farming at the extreme latitudes.
 
Crossing Gilsfjodur.
Nearly home. 

 
Home sweet home.
This little house reminds me of our Team Kiwi home at Buckshot Betty's near the Alaskan border.
 
 

Complete with our own little glacier.

 
Cod of the day...
Cod coated with sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds. 
Lots of vegetables today.

A perfect day on the road...

4 comments:

Dave Browning said...

Pink Buns my favorite!! Dave

Diana Hubbard said...

There are lovely luscious fresh-baked goodies in the local bakeries.
Sticky buns galore.

Julie said...

Your beautiful photos are so inspiring

Diana Hubbard said...

Thank you, Julie. Iceland is a beautiful place to visit.