Photos by my friend E. Guenzi, Rich and myself.
I love road trips. Put me in a car with nice people, snacks and a gorgeous setting and I’m happy. On our third day on the island, we decided to go south to explore. Our final destination was the little village of Vik where you can see black sanded beaches. I haven’t included photos of this part in this post as I think it deserves a post of its own. It was just so beautiful.
For today, I’m showing you what we saw on our way there: gorgeous waterfalls (we even walked behind one!), rainbows, endless fields of moss, volcanic rocks, pretty horses and incredible canyons.
I’ve never been a wilderness type of girl. I like cities. Concrete buildings, towers, pavement, the sound of cars. I’ve adapted pretty well to quaint little charming towns in England but I’d like to think I remain a city girl at heart. Going on this road trip was like a big adventure to me. This was so different from any countryside landscape I had ever seen before. You don’t see a lot of grass or trees, it’s all rocks with moss on it and the colours keep changing depending on whether it’s been raining or not. It’s a forever changing setting. What I loved the most about this trip is that it felt like being in Jurassic Park (somehow). I kept imagining dinosaurs at every corner. Surely this must have been what it looked like when they were there, right? This looks so untouched and you can go miles without seeing a living soul. I’m glad my friend knew her way around cuz I would have probably been a little bit scared if that was just Rich and I exploring on our own!
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