driving into the gateway of the arctic tundra - the east fjords of iceland!

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apparently someone was making fun of me while i slept! :P pic from rj (tb: rj82)

with amber sandwiched in between me and rj, it was riot at the back of the little shit lada :D i couldnt believe the amount of sarcastic jokes thrown into one another. but from time to time - mostly lasting a minute or so - lol - we had serious conversations - it was really serious that i fell asleep lol hahahahahahaa - kidding.

we finally left behind vatnajökull glacier! that was a looooong drive! it took us 2 days (with an overnight) to drive ONLY the southern portion of the glacier! as we passed the small town of höfn - the landscape suddenly changed! there were no more glacial tongues or green landscape - instead - as we drive into the coast - very narrow road mind you and its scary coz there were no railings that protects the cars from falling off :P (but im used to it driving in the mountains in the philippines, but i dont know if our drivers were :P haaha) ok i was talking about the landscape - so as we drove in the coast - there were only barren mountains and high cliffs there! with lots of birds - sea gulls probably nesting and circling in the air! there WAS sun - but the clouds stayed so low and hid the peaks of the barren mountains! unbelievable - it was only brown brown and brown color!

ok - remembered! planning the trip to iceland i studied the map and geography of iceland and in my head from what ive recalled - the arctic tundra starts at höfn! excitedly - i watched the landscape from my side of the window while snuggled in amber's thin blanket! apparently - we got quiet in the car - we had our own worlds - ashi and dave were talking to each other - rj sketching in amber's sketchbook - and once in a while amber making random comments, and i felt sooooo tired, i only said to myself that i would close my eyes for some minutes and before i knew it - i was in deep sleep.

the east fjords of iceland!

suddenly, i was awakened by some activity! you know this feeling that if someone's would do something to you? like murder?! - you instantly wake up?! as i opened my eyes i saw amber grinning like a christmas bunny and holding a paper sketched with something incriminating and actually took a picture with it!!!! so incriminating that if i put it here - i would be bashed forever by conversatives! hahahahaha hail the democrats! lol hahahhaa

in the road suddenly we stopped at a gas station, apparently - little shit lada needed some petrol - again lol, i was still groggy from sleeping that i didnt went out of the car. after refueling, we drove again and as usual were the last car - with ass killa leading the convoy - then at some point in the zigzag road of the east fjords - the ass killa stopped and they were climbing out of the cars to take pics - i still groggily went outside and WOW just WOW! a amazing view of the east fjords of iceland! the engineers of the ring road (main highway) of iceland really outdid themselves to build such a magnificent highway system passing through most of the important sites in iceland!

we were all busy with our cams - the sea was calmer than the one in the beach of vík but look treacherous through - there were loose rocks from where we were standing then all of a sudden - before we can all stop him - erik - just went down racing into the loose rocks and climbng back up! ERIK YOU IDIOT was the words that came from me while actually taking pics of him hahahahahahaha - glad he came back safe though  - but it was dangerous! the clouds that hover above the mountain cliffs suddenly rolled down below! wow - just wow! iceland never ever failed to show us her grandeur and beauty!

we went back to the cars - now - with no schedule to follow - the time was in ass killa's hand - as they led our convoy - hopefully, they find a place soon to have lunch! coz we only had breakfast and up until now - we couldnt find a supermarket! as the little shit lada drove - i was full of excitement - we were IN  the arctic tundra! another landscape for me to enjoy and probably find a spiritual connection!

lauro says:
@ rj - shut up! lol
Posted on: Nov 02, 2010
lauro says:
@ amri - last october! :D
Posted on: Nov 02, 2010
lauro says:
@ amber - i even slept :D thats how confident i am with the driving :P lol
Posted on: Nov 02, 2010
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apparently someone was making fun …
apparently someone was making fun…
the east fjords of iceland!
the east fjords of iceland!
series 1 : erik climbing down the …
series 1 : erik climbing down the…
series 2
series 2
series 3
series 3
series 4
series 4
series 5
series 5
david b.!
david b.!
big matt! :D
big matt! :D
harri was in bliss!
harri was in bliss!
harri was cold :( :P lol
harri was cold :( :P lol
enjoying the clouds rolling below …
enjoying the clouds rolling below…
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photo by: lauro