Iceland - Journal entry 2
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22nd Juli Skogar
What an incredible campsite, what an incredible day we had. So much running. From Reykjavik we went to a crater with a ten minute break, I went down to the bottom and had to run back up to get to the bus, had to run back down and back up because the camera fell out of my pocket. Gullfoss and Geysir were beautiful/ The plant life supported by the mist from the falls, 1 tonne of water per second. The
We’ve just gone past the glacier and seen a giant frozen tounge snaking down to where it creates a river.
Lastnight we went up 382 stairs and over the waterfall of the campsite to catch the glacier 10km away, but when I ran off to find it the clouds took it away from me and after running back for mieke’s scarf as we were leaving, the clouds disappeared with only their echoing laughter remaining.
Up in the hills surrounding the skogarfoss I saw the remains of long petrified trolls and I could have sworn I herd them. I also met a ram with a young sheep who seemed threatened by me as he jumped to attention.
The minute plant life supporting a magical population of white moths, which only seem to appear when you step near them, covers the area. It’s astounding to see the mountains in their stoic beauty and realise that on the amazing enormous sentinels is a dense layer of life which is just as amazing.
As we fell asleep lastnight to the sound of skogarfoss I was thinking that in the morning I had to go into the water, and I did, and it was cold, it was hard to breathe, it flows from the glacier, it was cold.
From the thermal pool on Wednesday, the hot pot at 45° to a stream that seriously felt like liquid ice.
In the morning sun as I stood in the water the rain-like spray from the waterfall created a ring of rainbow, the base coming to my feet and as I walked with my rainbow ring following me I realised that no one else could see my rainbow and no one ever could, they can only ever see their own.
EVERYONE HAS A RAINBOW
No one else can see anything I see.
At the black sand beach town of