Surprise, surprise! It rained today! It was also pretty cold. We are now at the Arctic ocean, and very near the Artcic circle.
We took a birding tour with a local gentleman - who is actually a sheep farmer extraordinaire! This man does it all - I'm an amazed at all he does! We had a fabulous learning about sheep, Iceland, the Icelandic history and people. We learned all sorts of things today - it was truly amazing spending all day with him!
|built his own bird blind|
I thought François would love this guy. He could learn a lot from him about being self sufficient-as he aspires to be. This guy does it all. He grows his own food, has I think 450 sheep, own a hostel, does birding tours, built a bird blind, he gathers things that drift on his beach to sell for things he needs, he fishes, he hunts, all the time respecting nature. The list of things he does goes on and on. I have a lot of respect for him. We should all aspire to be that good to the earth!
We then stopped at Myvatn hot bath - man oh man that felt wonderful!
Tomorrow we are going to explore a little around the lake before moving on. We should see ducks that we haven't seen yet as this is the "duck place".
Time for bed! Another long day ahead of us tomorrow.