Exploring On Foot For A Change

Doing laundry in the midday sun.

The camp area during the day.

The site in the late afternoon.
These clever campers found a wooden pallet and built their tent over it.
Folks lined up in the car camping area. Looks like one of them is a bike rental company.
A Kubb pitch.
A busy campground!


Pretty steep price. Perhaps they got tired of people "borrowing" their power sockets.

Be Nicelandic! Don't be an Iceland Dick!

A bus full of goods.

Today's lunch, tomorrow's breakfast.

Sardines from Poland! At least, that's what my translate app says.

Now this is an office.
A wide, flat glacial outwash plain, also known as a sandur.
A procession of hikers, doing the more elevation-heavy day hike around the ridge.
Someone enjoying the wind.
Some hikers reaching the high point of the northern ridge trail.

Have fun in there, folks!

Folks basting in their juices.

Hoenstly, I will never understand the appeal of sitting in a hot spring with two dozen random strangers.

I wonder what the story behind these is. Are they all from cars that got destroyed by the roads?
A slightly more traditional looking structure.
Yay Iceland!
Sheep doin' their chompy thing.
The hot water is host to all kinds of strange life.
If this was in Oakland I would assume it was industrial waste. Out here, it's got to be some naturally growing variety of algae.
Mist coming off the hot water.

A driver trying their luck.

I hope those luggage compartments are water-sealed!

A beat-up diagram. I'm currently at the lower of the two house icons.

Hikers examining the local maps, and getting advice.

Yay! More bike tourists!

A tempting valley to explore.
An enjoyable evening walk along a rough riverside trail.
So many interesting rocks here!
The sun lingers at this angle for hours.
Such interesting light here.
A nicely oriented lens flare, I think.
Climbing up out of the narrow valley, onto the lava field.

A confusing terrain.

Alternately rough, and smooth as glass.

Some artist could probably turn this into about two dozen really nice looking table lamps. Well, except it would be illegal to do so.

I swear it looks like a hunk of stale bread.
Slowly the moss and lichen heaps up on the rocks, and tears it apart, a tiny piece at a time.
Such odd shapes here.
It kind of looks like the rock face exploded.
A bit of open space running through the middle of the lava field.
It looks terribly romantic!
Oh crap, I should have been on this trail the entire time. I feel pretty dumb about that.
Given how many people must walk on this trail every year, it's no surprise they were having problems with erosion before they set it up.
The official bathing area isn't the only spot with hot water. All this water runs the spectrum from warm to burning.

Heading back down towards the camping area.

Three sheep buts clustered together looks really alarmingly like a black bear.


Mineral deposits crusting over the hot water spigot, making it look much older than it actually is. Not to mention gross.

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