In and out and around each bend…

 Today we drove the Westfjords. Not all of them, mind you, but it felt like it. Remember yesterday, when I thought I might be getting jaded with the beautiful scenery? Scratch that. It is once again stunning and awe-inspiring. The snow-clad mountains, impressive lava formations, gentle, picturesque fjords that have me searching for Viking longboats in the distance were all part of today’s journey.

We drove to Isafjodur and back. Not because there is anything overly impressive IN Isafjordur, but because the journey was stunning.

Once we thought there would be a beautiful vista around the bend. We were wrong – the road just kept going up and up, over the mountain, past tarns and lava fields. THEN we got our vista.

We saw turf-roofed cottages,a seal colony, and sheep in the road (of course). Mare’s tail waterfalls everywhere. Almost still waters in the fjords reflected table mountains.

 Lunch was a decent pizza at a convenience store/grill/guitar store?

And the when we came back, dinner at Cafe Riis again. Puffin and lamb tonight. This puffin was different than the last time. More savory, with a slight gamy taste. The lamb was roasted perfectly. Yes, those are waffle fries on the puffin, and blueberry compote on the side. They love their compote here. And what’s with the two types of potato for each meal?

 In the end, it’s all about the journey, not the destination.



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
More info at Green Dragon Artist :: Home,
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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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2 comments on “In and out and around each bend…
  1. Paolo says:

    What kind of guitars? If you see any good deals on a Martin let me know I’ll fly over and buy it…

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