REYKJAVIK - ICELAND -DAY 5
Thank you Barb. One of the numbered ones seems to be where people could line up and race. We saw one lady with a stroller racing her daughter earlier today.
Patricia, yes the HB is for hard boiled. It's not often you see that. We would estimate the hotel is about a mile and 1/2 from the old harbor. It's a nice walk with so much to take in. Thank you for the Anniversary wishes.
Emily, yes the four of us now have another thing in common and are part of the club.
Thank you Terry M for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed those wedding photos. Seems like yesterday although we have aged quite a bit since the day we were married.
Thank you Stephanie and you are so right. On every walk we pass lots of restaurants and we were saying if not for COVID-19 we would have so many nice choices and right you are we would be dining at places featuring seafood. We appreciate your recommendation. Maybe when we return for one night following the cruise we could look at take-out.
We began the day with the breakfast basket plus some cereal for Keith. The basket works out great and some of the items we have for lunch or an afternoon snack such as some of the cheese and cold cuts.
As has been our routine, Keith goes out first for a walk on his own while Anne Marie gets ready. He gets out around 7:15/7:30 AM which is a perfect time to walk with very few people out and about.
We went out for another one of those long walks back down to the waterfront. First, we walked over to the Sun Voyager which is a sculpture by Jon Gunnar Amason. The artist was trying to convey several thoughts including undiscovered territory, freedom and hope.
We continued walking along the waterfront eventually turning back and walking past the Harpa and over to the Old Harbour. We saw the National Geographic Vessel with is one of the Lindblad's ships, various Whale Watching and Puffin viewing vessels, other vessels and an area where ships were in dry dock.
We were not through for the day as we did yet another walk and another. LOL. We love to walk if you can't tell by now. LOL but so very true. We've been doing it as long as we've known each other and that began during our Junior Year in University when neither of us had cars at school.
As we walk around the city, it is hard to believe it is Summer. After all, back home the temperature would be equivalent to a late Fall (Autumn) day or even wintertime. In Fahrenheit in a normal summer back home our high might be another 50 degrees than it is in Reykjavik. Interestingly, the highs and lows are about the same each day.
Weather is another example of how diverse our world truly is.
Anne Marie & Keith
8/4/2021 05:20:12 pm
Lovely post! I was wondering if English is spoken much. I would expect shop workers would be quite fluent, but also younger people, which is so common to see in Europe. Older people, as well?
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