Damn the fog!

 Let me start by saying we have been blessed so far on our trip by the weather gods. The only time it has rained heavily is when we were traveling through mountains. Major sites were always, if not clear and sunny, at least mostly dry.

That did not change today. We just missed the sun more.

We started off with a morning trip to Godafoss. What a magnificent site! You can even see the might and thunder of the falls from the road.


 Then we decided to travel around the peninsula northwest of Akureyri. GPS lied again. It said we could do the trip and be back home in 4 hours. Liar! Liar liar pants on fire!

We did have a delicious lunch of fish-n-chips and mussels in Akureyri, dodging the crowds from the enormous cruise ship in port .

    
It was, by all means, a gorgeous journey. It was probably more gorgeous than we knew. For while Akureyri and its environs were bright with sun and blue sky, the northern half of the peninsula was shrouded in thick, ground-hugging fog. And of course this is wee the roads are less well-paved. And there were tunnels under mountains. Single lane tunnels.

But in the end, we made it back. The scenery reminded us at times of the highlands of Scotland, Switzerland, and Northern Ireland.

 

Would I do the drive again? Absolutely. Would I plan the day better? Absolutely. Like staying overnight halfway through!!! Maybe that way I could get another chance to see the beautiful, mist-shrouded coastline.

 

Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. And watch out for my upcoming historical fantasy novel, Legacy of Hunger!

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland
– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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4 comments on “Damn the fog!
  1. Paolo says:

    Mystical landscapes…turns the mind to the surreal…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful waterfalls.

    Liked by 1 person

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