Farewelled my pilgrims and headed to Dublin Airport for my flight to Reykjavik. Excited that in a few short hours I would be reunited with Josh. Two weeks is a long time.
Flight was uneventful except for the lady beside me popping on her face mask after I sneezed (I did it discreetly down my top so go figure).
I arrived 30 minutes before Josh so waited in the baggage carousel area.
My face lit up when I saw him and I rushed forward for the biggest hug then It was straight to business loading up a trolley and heading into duty free for beer. Everything in Iceland is expensive especially alcohol.
Big drive to Vik passing Skodafoss on our way to our little beach cottage AirBnb. Our host Ragnar (yes it’s true) took us down and we settled in before heading to the Black Beach cafe which was by now closed 😩
Everything is slower here except for the tourists. Things shut early or are not open at all on days like Saturday. Instead of dinner we ventured down in the dark for a look at he landmark features off the shore and to feel the famous black sand.
We ended up having to drive into Vik for a service station hot dog but no complaints from us!
There was a stunning full moon rising so we headed back to the black sand beach with tripod and camera for some long exposure photography. Believe it or not to our utter amazement we looked to the left of us and the Aurora Borealis was dancing across he sky and this time we could pick up color with the naked eye, not just movement. We tried calling my sister so she could watch but she was in a meeting and couldn’t answer. I’m not sure what she could have seen but it was worth a try!
Josh tried a few photos and then we sought the warmth of the cottage and a cool Icelandic beer before making up the sofa bed. We were defiantly not doing the bunks!