At 4am the alarms sounded calling us to load our gear and head south to Skogafoss falls. This time being our second trip to the falls our goal was to capture them in a new way and enjoy exploring Vik with Matt.
Sometimes, it's best not to try capturing a moment for the future because it destroys the current moment. One moment like this happened around 12 midnight after all the festivities in town. The fireworks show was over and everyone was trying to catch a bus home. As we walked up to the bus station, we basically had to push our way onto the bus along with dozens of other people. When it was so full that not another person could fit, 12 more people joined, leaving hundreds more waiting for the next bus. As the bus lurched forward, there was no need for me to support myself. We were so packed, I could just stand there feeling like I was receiving one big, fully-circumferencing hug of stability. I wanted a picture of that moment, but to pull out a camera would have ruined it, so I'll just remember that moment in my head.
Boston to Keflavik Iceland. Today, Aug 21st 2015 marks the completion of our first full day in Iceland. Harmony and I along with a friend will be spending three weeks working on some projects and exploring all the country has to offer.
After traveling through the night and early morning we arrived at the Keflavik airport at 4am, grabbed our luggage and took a bus to Reykjavik city where we wandered around for 2 hours until a local breakfast cafe called Bergsson Mathús opened. I've never been one to enjoy looking like a tourist, so walking around town with all our luggage was a challenge on my non tourist-looking pride. With some breakfast nourishment in us we walk around the corner to Te & Kaffi for a caffeine spike and to get a little work done while waiting to check into our house.
Checked into the house, nabbed some groceries, checked email, took a much needed nap after 30+ hours of being awake and hit the sidewalks to explore the residential area outside the city.